9-MW Pisgah Mountain wind project in Maine due to go commercial Dec. 15

Pisgah Mountain LLC filed on Nov. 7 at the Maine Public Utilities Commission a petition for certification of community-based renewable portfolio standard (RPS) eligibility for a 9.075-MW project.

The project site is at 345 Pisgah Mountain Road, Clifton, Maine.The project has a targeted commercial operation date of Dec. 15, 2016. The wind farm is comprised of five Vestas V90 turbines, each with a 1.815 MW capacity.

Listed project contact information is: Pisgah Mountain LLC, 129 7th Street, Bangor ME, 04401, Paul Fuller, Manager.

SWEB Development USA had announced March 14 its partnership with Pisgah Holdings LLC to construct and operate Pisgah Mountain LLC project. The project remains majority-owned by seven Maine residents who have worked closely for the past seven years with the town planning board and select board to meet local regulations on noise and setbacks. The company said the project will feed electricity into the transmission grid under a 20-year contract with Emera Maine.

“We are very excited to partner with SWEB,” said Fuller. “We have worked with the town planning board and select board over the last seven years to get community input and comply with local wind energy rules.”

SWEB Development USA is a community-oriented renewable energy company. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, it specializes in community-scale wind energy development that maximizes local benefits in consultation with residents.

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