We have final figures for the major industrial wind sites in Maine for the entire year 2012. We continue to track what is miserably poor production, with the exception of Mars Hill, the only project in Maine that comes near the output touted by the wind industry. Wondering why Spruce Mountain Wind in Woodstock does not appear? We finally have the answer: projects of 20 MW rating or less are not required to report to FERC. Aha! Spruce Mt. is 20 MW and its owner, Patriot Renewables, will not post the data. Just look at Record Hill and Spruce Mt. is likely to perform similarly.
Remember, this data comes from the FERC website and is information that comes from the wind industry itself. Again, the ARRA Section 1603 giveaway of taxpayer dollars is included. So much money spent for so little return! If you wish to have a copy of the spreadsheet for this or the one that also includes 4th quarter 2011, please contact me. Brad