Wind power developer applies for project in Maine

Posted April 08, 2009, at 3:37 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

OAKFIELD, Maine — A Massachusetts-based wind power developer is seeking state approval to build a 51-megawatt project in the Aroostook County town of Oakfield.

In its announcement Wednesday, First Wind said the project will consist of up to 34 turbines that could generate enough energy to power more than 20,000 homes.

First Wind is no stranger to Maine. It owns and operates a 42-megawatt project in Mars Hill and a 57-megawatt project near Danforth, and has applied for a permit for a 60-megawatt project near Lincoln.

The application for the Oakfield project was filed with the Department of Environmental Protection.

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