25 Sep '13, 9am

First Wind wins bids for two plants in Massachusetts #green

The projects were selected through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources . The contracts will provide clean energy from the 147 megawatt (MW) Oakfield Wind project in Aroostook County and the 186 MW Bingham Wind project in Somerset County. “We are pleased that our proposed Oakfield and Bingham wind projects were selected as part of the competitively-bid process,” said Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind . “This is a direct outcome of last year’s energy bill that is helping to bring clean, renewable energy to Massachusetts consumers more cost-effectively.” In May, Massachusetts utilities opened up initial bidding from renewable power generators for contracts that would last as long as 15 or 20 years. The clean energy procurement process was initiated pursuant to Section 83A of the 2012 Massachusetts energy bill, which required...

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