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Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

Gov. Janet Mills has signed an executive order effectively ending a moratorium on wind power permits that was in place under her predecessor, Gov. Paul LePage. The order by Mills, a Democrat, clarifies that state agencies with the legal authority to issue permits can again work with Maine’s local communities and stakeholders to determine which … Continue reading Mills signs executive order reversing LePage moratorium on wind energy in Maine

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Maine poised to reap jobs from offshore wind energy

Maine is poised to capture hundreds of jobs when offshore wind takes off and should adopt policy positions to improve its opportunities, according to a new report. The report by the American Jobs Project said Maine is well-positioned thanks to advances in floating platforms developed by the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. … Continue reading Maine poised to reap jobs from offshore wind energy

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Milbank advises investors in US$787 million acquisition of two wind farms in Maine

In its latest major transaction in the renewable sector, a Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP deal team led by corporate partner John Franchini and project finance partner Timothy Wendling advised institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Global Real Assets in its acquisition in partnership with SunEdison of 333 megawatts of wind-power … Continue reading Milbank advises investors in US$787 million acquisition of two wind farms in Maine

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SunEdison Closes Financing of a 185-Megawatt Wind Energy Project in Maine

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy company, today announced that is has secured financing for and started construction on the Bingham Wind project in Maine. The 185-megawatt (MW) wind project is expected to be the largest of its kind in the New England area of the U.S.   “The Bingham wind farm is … Continue reading SunEdison Closes Financing of a 185-Megawatt Wind Energy Project in Maine

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Construction begins on 185 MW wind farm in Maine

Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state’s largest wind energy project.   SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy company, today announced that is has secured financing for and started construction on the Bingham Wind project in Maine. The 185-megawatt (MW) wind project is expected … Continue reading Construction begins on 185 MW wind farm in Maine

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Wind power in Maine: Vestas 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines to power the Bingham wind farm in Somerset County, Maine.   The total size of the Bingham project will be 185 MW, including components ordered from Vestas previously.  At 185 MW, Bingham will be largest wind energy … Continue reading Wind power in Maine: Vestas 47 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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U.S. wind power: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Maine

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 13 V112-3.075 MW wind turbines for the Passadumkeag wind farm in Penobscot County, Maine.   The order was placed by Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC, an affiliate of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC.  The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as … Continue reading U.S. wind power: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Maine

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Maine Governor LePage and Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galan Discuss Recent Investments and Maine’s Energy Future

Investments in Maine’s energy infrastructure and plans for Maine’s energy future were the topic of discussion today when Governor Paul LePage met with Ignacio Galan, chairman of Iberdrola, Central Maine Power Company’s (CMP) corporate parent. Also attending the meeting were Bob Kump, chief corporate officer of Iberdrola USA and Sara Burns, president and CEO of … Continue reading Maine Governor LePage and Iberdrola Chairman Ignacio Galan Discuss Recent Investments and Maine’s Energy Future

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Iberdrola, EDP Renewables and Emera Maine Advance Northern Maine Wind Energy

Central Maine Power (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, EDP Renewables (EDPR), and Emera Maine, a subsidiary of Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA), announced today they have reached agreements that will enable clean energy from a new wind power project in northern Maine to reach southern Maine and New England. The agreements advance the first of … Continue reading Iberdrola, EDP Renewables and Emera Maine Advance Northern Maine Wind Energy

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Wind power to creating 4,200 jobs in Maine in 2015

Maine wind power supporters are touting the industry’s economic impact ahead of the legislative session. Wind power companies have spent more than $532 million on projects in Maine over the past eight years and are poised to spend an additional $745 million over the next four, an industry trade group said Tuesday in a report … Continue reading Wind power to creating 4,200 jobs in Maine in 2015

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Vestas receives wind power contract in Maine

Vestas has received a 15-year agreement to provide its AOM 5000 service package to the Kibby Wind Project. Located in Eustis, Maine, Kibby consists of 44 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, originally installed in 2009. Vestas provided service to the project beginning with its initial operation; this agreement extends Vestas’ commitment to the project through year … Continue reading Vestas receives wind power contract in Maine

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Largest Wind Energy Project in Maine

The 148 MW wind power project in Aroostook and Penobscot counties will create construction jobs while boosting community revenues and provide significant tax revenues.   First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, was joined today at a ceremony by community and industry leaders to commemorate construction of the company’s 148 megawatt (MW) Oakfield Wind … Continue reading Largest Wind Energy Project in Maine

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Maine’s largest wind farm gets preliminary approval

A proposal to build what would be Maine’s largest energy-generating wind farm has received preliminary approval from state environmental regulators. The Department of Environmental Protection’s draft decision, issued Wednesday by Commissioner Patricia Aho, means the department could issue a final decision as early as Sept. 5. The deadline is Sept. 8. The Maine Department of … Continue reading Maine’s largest wind farm gets preliminary approval

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GE Enables More Wind Energy on New England’s Transmission Network

While the integration of wind energy continues to have broad public policy support, consumers are playing a larger role to ensure their electricity provider is using higher levels of renewable power to meet their clean energy expectations. To address the growing demand, GE’s Digital Energy business today announced that its Synchronous Condenser technology will be … Continue reading GE Enables More Wind Energy on New England’s Transmission Network

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Vestas has received a wind power order of 148 MW from First Wind for V112-3.0 MW wind turbines in the U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 48 V112-3.0 MW turbines for the 148-MW Oakfield project in the state of Maine. The order is a call-off on the master supply agreement (MSA) announced in December 2013 for multiple U.S. projects, the potential of which totals 718 MW. With today’s order, Vestas has secured 298 MW under … Continue reading Vestas has received a wind power order of 148 MW from First Wind for V112-3.0 MW wind turbines in the U.S.

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First Wind finances 148 MW wind farm in Maine

Maine’s largest wind power developer says it has secured finances for a $400 million project in Aroostook County. First Wind says the Oakfield project is expected to produce 148 megawatts of renewable energy, or enough for about 50,000 homes. It says construction, which is anticipated to support 300 jobs, is on schedule. First Wind says … Continue reading First Wind finances 148 MW wind farm in Maine

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American Wind Energy Association hosts regional summit in Maine, the Northeast hub for wind energy

Leaders from the Northeast wind energy industry met this week in Portland for the second time in three years, as Maine has emerged as the region’s wind energy hub. Attendees at the American Wind Energy Association’s Northeast Regional Summit at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks discussed development of new wind farms in Maine that … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association hosts regional summit in Maine, the Northeast hub for wind energy

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Audubon report says wind turbines, wildlife can coexist in Maine

One of Maine’s top wildlife advocacy groups says there’s plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development. In a report released Wednesday night, Falmouth-based Maine Audubon found that of the 1.1 million acres in the state where there’s enough wind to justify turbines, 933,000 acres don’t overlap with sensitive … Continue reading Audubon report says wind turbines, wildlife can coexist in Maine

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First Wind plans 186 MW wind farm in Maine

First Wind Energy, through subsidiary Blue Sky West, is proposing what would be the biggest wind farm in New England: 62 wind turbines with up to 186 MW capacity, spanning several towns in two counties in a stretch of Central Maine. The proposed project would be spread across several locations with turbines in Bingham, Mayfield … Continue reading First Wind plans 186 MW wind farm in Maine

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