Energy from the pilot project would be transmitted to the mainland via underwater cable to a substation in Bristol, a small midcoast community 10 miles from the offshore project site.
Bristol residents voiced concern at a public hearing earlier this year about the impact of the proposed wind tower on wildlife, shellfish habitat and general scenery.
“We want to know if there’s going to be any benefit in this town,” Board of Selectmen Chairman Bill Benner said Friday. “And we want to know what it’s going to do to the environment.”
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