First Wind’s Oakfield Project Approved By Maine DEP

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Evergreen Wind Power II, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of First Wind, has received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for its proposed 51 MW Oakfield Wind project in Aroostook County, Maine.

The Oakfield Wind project will consist of 34 GE 1.5 MW turbines. The start of construction on the project has yet to be determined, according to First Wind.

First Wind worked with Oakfield to create the Oakfield Wind Energy Review Committee last year. Following public input, that committee drafted a 45-page report that was reviewed and approved by the town's board of selectmen.

The Oakfield Wind project is expected to create numerous construction jobs and provide significant revenue to the surrounding communities, according to the company.

SOURCE: First Wind

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