Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn. The applications were accepted as complete on November 13, 2018. Weaver Wind had previously submitted application for a 23-turbine, 75.9 MW facility; that application was withdrawn on August 28, 2015 at Weaver Wind's request.
For more information, please contact Maria Eggett at 207-446-7120. Comments can be emailed to WeaverWindProject.DEP@maine.gov
Fengate, Longroad Developing Weaver Wind In Maine (First Wind reconstituted)
Late stage development?
Under the terms of the agreement, Fengate and LEP will co-fund the development and construction of Weaver, which is now before the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The 22-turbine project is in late stage-development and is expected to achieve a notice to proceed in mid-2019, according to the developers. The anticipated commercial operations date is late 2020.
“As we looked to the market for financing partners, their experience and team were impressive and ready to take on all the challenges that developing wind in Maine can bring,” said Charles Spiliotis, of Longroad Energy Partners.
This transaction represents Fengate’s fourth clean energy co-development partnership investment in North America –the third this year and the second in the U.S.
Longroad (the crew from now defunct First Wind)
Another foreign company (Canada) feeding at the trough filled by U.S. taxpayers and ratepayers
A similar facility of 23 turbines and 75.9 MW had been proposed by First Wind and then by SunEdison, which withdrew the application in 2015, according to Maine Public. It also reported that the current developer, whose top management team is made up of former First Wind executives, bought the project development rights out of SunEdison's 2016 bankruptcy.
Maine regulators accepted the latest application as complete on Nov. 13, according to the DEP's website, which also includes information on how to submit comments.