Endless Energy Corp. Planning Wind Farm in Maine

Endless Energy Corporation (EEC) of Yarmouth, Maine has proposed a 29-turbine wind farm to be built atop two mountains between Sugarloaf Mountain and Stratton, Maine.

REDINGTON TOWNSHIP, Maine 2002-02-26 [SolarAccess.com] The 330-foot turbines, which are planned for the Redington Pond Range and Black Nubble mountains, will generate about 200 million kWh per year, enough to power 33,000 homes, according to the company. The proposed site is in the Carrabassett Valley Region, near existing roads and power lines. Six to eight miles of existing logging roads will be refurbished and about 10 miles of new roads will be built to access the wind farm. According to EEC, the turbines will prevent more than 630,000 pounds of pollution per day compared to existing fossil fuel produced electricity in New England. The project will use about 220 acres that EEC already owns and will have “minimal to no impact” on important wildlife and plant communities. The company is preparing permit applications for the US$50 million project and could begin construction in 2003 or 2004 if approved. EEC is also working to build a smaller project in Manchester, Vermont.


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