First Wind proposes 62-turbine Maine wind farm

First Wind is proposing building a 186 MW wind farm in Maine, according to a report from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

The company has filed an application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, which triggered a 180-day review period, according to MPBN. The project would also need local permits and approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

According to the report, the developer stated it spent four years analyzing the potential effects of the 62-turbine wind farm on wildlife habitats and the environment and determined it would have minimal impact.

First Wind stated it would need state approval by the end of December so it can take advantage of the federal production tax credit, MPBN said.

This story was originally published by Power Engineering online. It is republished with permission.

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