The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has finalized a $102 million loan guarantee to Record Hill Wind LLC. The loan guarantee, in conjunction with an investment by the Yale University Endowment, will support the project, which consists of a 50.6 MW wind project, an eight-mile transmission line and associated interconnection equipment located near the town of Roxbury, Maine.
The wind project will consist of 22 turbines and new transmission lines that will interconnect with local utility Central Maine Power. The turbines will be installed with turbine load control technology, a system of sensors and processing software that allows the turbines to continue to generate electricity under turbulent conditions, rather than be shut down completely, according to the DOE.
The project will be developed and managed by Wagner Wind Energy I LLC of New Hampshire and Independence Wind LLC of Maine.