Maine wind sites — production for year 2012
Maine Wind Farm Generation 2012 [Data extracted from FERC spreadsheets by Brad Blake, Citizens’ Task Force on Wind Power] Wind Facility Mars Hill Stetson 1 Stetson 2 Kibby Mtn. Rollins Record Hill TOTAL In-Service Date (initial) August 2007 January 2009 March 2010 October 2009 July 2011 November 2011 Approximate Cost $95,000,000 $175,000,000 $70,000,000 $320,000,000 $180,000,000 $125,000,000 $965,000,000 Turbine Type GE 1.5 MW GE 1.5 MW GE 1.5 MW Vestas 3.0 MW GE 1.5 MW Siemens 2.3 MW Turbine Number 28 38 17 44 40 22 189 . . . Complete article »
Rollins Wind Project – May 1, 2011
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Hiking up Rumford Whitecap before the onslaught of turbines
On Sunday, October 3, Stephen Watson and I made a pilgrimage up Rumford Whitecap Mountain in Oxford County. I say pilgrimage because this is a stunning and unique mountain, one of the lowest elevations to find sub-arctic flora in the state. It has sweeping 360 degree views from its open ledges. It has always been a favorite hike to me and this year was special, as it is likley the last time to hike this gem and see the viewshed . . . Complete article »
Industrial Wind Power in Maine’s Mountains Is Bad Policy (Testimony of Citizens Task Force on Wind Power)
The historic Hall of Flags in the rotunda of the state capitol in Augusta, Maine, was the setting for a November 6th press conference announcing the formation of the Citizens Task Force on Wind Power. The group is a coalition of citizens from around the state drawn together in the common purpose of advocating for responsible, science based, economically and environmentally sound approaches to Maine’s energy policy, according to co-chair Steve Thurston. Thurston highlighted the key concerns of the group . . . Complete article »
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