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Newton, Mass.-based UPC Wind has delivered a progress update on its Mars Hill Wind Farm, which began commercial operations in March. According to the company, the Mars Hill Wind Farm has generated over 25,000 MWh of clean electricity to date, as well as a corresponding number of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates.

Generating an equivalent amount of electric energy from a traditional fossil fuel burning facility in New England would have required over 50,000 barrels of oil or over 13,500 tons of coal, UPC Wind notes.

In addition, the company recently filed a sound level study with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The study, conducted by technical consultant Resource Systems Engineering, confirmed that both ambient sound levels and sound levels from wind farm operations were generally consistent the 2003 sound level estimates relied upon by the DEP in issuing the Mars Hill Wind Farm site location permit.

"As New England’s first utility-scale wind project, the Mars Hill Wind Farm demonstrates that clean, renewable energy production is a feasible, viable commercial opportunity within Maine and throughout the region," says Paul Gaynor, president and chief executive officer of UPC Wind.

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