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Entries in First Wind (7)


First Wind's Bingham Wind Power Project Approved by Maine DEP

The 62-turbine Bingham wind power project has been approved by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  Earlier this month the DEP issued the project license pursuant to Maine’s Site Location of Development Act and Natural Resources Protection Act.  The project, which has elements in several towns and unorganized townships in southern Piscataquis and Somerset counties, will be the largest wind power project in Maine.  Construction on the project could begin as early as this winter.  The Bingham project is represented by Verrill Dana Attorneys Juliet Browne and Gordon Smith.


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Mars Hill Wind – Five Years in Operation

First Wind’s Mars Hill Wind Farm celebrated its 5th birthday on March 27. The turbines at Mars Hill have produced more than 627,000 megawatt-hours of energy since they began operating in 2007. They generate enough power to supply an average of 20,000 Maine homes per year.


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First Wind's Rollins Wind Project Commences Commercial Operation

On Wednesday, July 20, First Wind cut the ribbon and celebrated the completion and commercial  operation of the Rollins Wind project.  The project is expected to generate 60 MW of renewable energy, which is enough to power 23,000 Maine homes per year.  Completion of the project involved significant contributions from Verrill Dana attorneys Juliet Browne, Kelly Boden, Tony Calcagni, Gordy Smith and Scott Anderson.  First Wind will sell the output of the Rollins Wind project to Bangor Hydro Electric Company and Central Maine Power Company pursuant to long term contracts with each utility.