Wind farm proposed in Freedom - Portland-based company wants to build 3 turbines
A Portland-based energy provider has submitted an application to build a small-scale wind power project in Freedom.
March 3, 2006
by Tux Turkel
in Maine Today
Competitive Energy Services LLC wants to construct three wind turbines on Beaver Ridge. The turbines would each have a capacity of roughly 1.5 megawatts. The $10 million project could generate enough electricity to power 2,000 Maine households.
The Freedom project is the latest attempt in Maine to harness clean, renewable energy from the wind.
A handful of other companies are measuring wind output or working to secure permits at sites stretching from Aroostook County to the western mountains. None has been built yet, but a few are attracting opposition from hikers and conservationists who have voiced concerns ranging... [continue via Web link]