Think Industrial Wind is Gone? Think Again.
If you think the menace of industrial wind is in the past for the greater Moosehead Lake Region of Maine, think again.
We are in danger of having 50 to 100 industrial turbines towering upwards of 500 ft. over this iconic, majestic area of Maine. Towers that measure measure wind speed and duration are already up. Studies and paperwork to support the development have started.
SunEdison plans to construct turbines along Misery Ridge and Long Pond Mountain, from Parlin Pond and Long Pond Mountain in the west, over to Rockwood in the East. It is called the Somerset Project. Turbines will be visible from most places on Moosehead Lake, and from all elevated vantage points such as Mt. Kineo. If you think the development will not proceed now that SunEdison has declared bankruptcy, think again.
A second company, EverPower, intends to establish 22-26 industrial turbines on Burnt Nubble, behind Big Indian Pond and southwesterly to Moxie Pond. These too will be visible from popular vantage points like Eagle Rock and will tower over Big Indian Pond. EverPower is in a good position to take over the Somerset Project project from SunEdison, as SunEdison sells off its assets -- INCLUDING the Somerset Project on Misery Ridge -- in bankruptcy court. And then they will construct a massive transmission corridor southward in order to collect and transfer the energy produced to the New England Power Pool in Massachusetts.
These developments threaten our resources, our land value, our wildlife and our economy. Find out how you can help by visiting our website at www.MooseheadRegionFutures.com or attend our upcoming public meeting on August 4th. See below for additional detail about current events.