First Wind to provide wind energy to Massachusetts

The two Maine wind projects selected will provide more than 330 megawatts of clean, cost-competitive energy to Massachusetts utilities and ratepayers.

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, two of its planned Maine wind power projects have been selected by Massachusetts utilities to provide clean wind energy to homes and businesses across the Commonwealth. The contracts, which still must be approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, 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.