Wind project in Bingham, Maine, area eyed

11/13/2012 7:30 AM
By Associated Press

BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — Wind farm developer First Wind says it's looking seriously at a project that would include 50 to 60 power-generating turbines in a timber harvesting area in the Bingham area.

The Morning Sentinel of Waterville (http://bit.ly/Rx2elS ) says turbines would be built on hills in Bingham and extend into Mayfield and Blanchard townships and Kingsbury Plantation in western Maine.

The project would include a benefits package, such as reduced property taxes, for towns where the project's located.

Boston-based First Wind has four other operating wind projects in Maine, including Rollins in Penobscot County, Stetson I and II in Washington County, and Mars Hill in Aroostook County. Its Bull Hill project in Hancock County will begin operating soon.

The developer also owns a commercial wind project in Sheffield, Vt.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/


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