The state has begun reviewing an application to develop a wind farm in northern Hancock County and is weighing whether to schedule a public hearing on the proposal, which three years ago generated concerns about its potential to kill birds and bats.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection determined in mid-November that the application from Longroad Energy to develop a 22-turbine wind farm in Eastbrook and Osborn is complete, Mark Bergeron, director of the DEP’s bureau of land resources, said Monday. Part of the related infrastructure for the project would be located in Aurora and in Townships 16 and 22.
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What’s in store for Emera Maine after parent company sells Rumford plant
Within three weeks of the call with analysts, Emera Inc. on Nov. 26 announced it would sell its three natural gas-fired generation plants in New England, including Rumford Power, to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group, an asset management company. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.