25 Sep '14, 9pm

First Wind announces Oakfield Wind project: 148 MW wind farm is the company's largest in New England to date

On 24 September First Wind joined community and industry leaders in Oakfield, Maine, to commemorate construction of the company’s 148 MW Oakfield Wind project in Aroostook County, Maine. Representing First Wind’s sixth project in Maine and the company’s largest in New England, the Oakfield Wind project will provide $27 million in tax and community benefit payments to the town of Oakfield and the surrounding community over the next 20 years. “First Wind is excited to be building the Oakfield Wind project, which is not only our sixth project in Maine, but what will be our largest project to bring clean, cost-competitive renewable energy to New England,” said Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind. “The Oakfield project has been something we’ve wanted to build for almost a decade, and we’re thrilled to say that it will be finished by the end of next year." Dale Morris, Oakfield town ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/40125/first-wind...

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