FIRST WIND EMBOLDENED IN MAINE AFTER GETTING THEIR CANDY ( PTC ) FROM WASHINGTON

First Wind eyes nearly 80 more possible turbine sites in Hancock County


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Posted Feb. 14, 2013, at 2:15 p.m. Last modified Feb. 14, 2013, at 2:38 p.m.
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16. Buy Photo
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.
Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16.   Buy Photo

ELLSWORTH, Maine — First Wind, the Boston-based commercial wind power company, could be looking to significantly boost its presence in Hancock County.

First Wind already has erected 19 turbines in Township 16 in eastern Hancock County and has applied to the state for approval to erect 18 more in Township 16 and in neighboring Township 22.

According to easements filed at the Hancock County Registry of Deeds, First Wind subsidiary Weaver Wind has identified 57 more possible turbine sites in Osborn and Township 22.

David Fowler, senior land manager for First Wind, said Tuesday that the 57 sites identified in the Weaver Wind easement are “just prospects.” He said First Wind has not yet assessed any of the possible Weaver Wind sites to see if they may be suitable for wind power development and so has not submitted any development proposals for them to the state.

“We have no wind data for that [possible project],” he said. “We have a lot of prospects in the state.”

Roger Waterman, chairman of Osborn’s Board of Selectmen, had not heard about Weaver Wind when a reporter asked him about it last week. On Wednesday, Waterman said he and two fellow selectmen are planning to get information from the county’s registry of deeds so they can discuss the potential effect the development could have on their town, if it moves forward.

“It would have an impact and a half,” Waterman said.

Osborn only has 67 residents, he said, not including the 75 or so owners of seasonal camps on Spectacle Pond, which is near where some of the turbines would be located. Osborn has no planning board and so, with a development proposal of that magnitude, the town would rely upon state’s Land Use Planning Commission for deciding whether to approve the application, Waterman said.

First Wind already has offered to pay the town $4,000 a year for each turbine it hopes to erect as part of a different project, Hancock Wind, even though none of those turbine sites are actually in Osborn. First Wind has applied to the state for approval to erect 18 turbines in Township 22, which is immediately east of Osborn, and in Township 16, which lies immediately south of Township 22

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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