- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A coalition of utilities and state agencies in New England has rejected proposals that sought to bring wind farms to sites in northern and western Maine.

The Portland Press Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2dKIL0F ) the projects were among 24 bids submitted to New England Clean Energy RFP following their November request for proposals to meet clean-energy goals for the region.

The organization did select two large solar electric projects proposed for Sanford and Farmington to make the first cut.

The solar installations would be the largest ever constructed in Maine by far. Together they will have a capacity of 460 megawatts, roughly two-thirds the output of the Pilgrim nuclear plant.

Patrick Woodcock, director of the Governor’s Energy Office, says he’s unsure why the wind projects were rejected.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com


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