A 34-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Hancock County, Maine has now been completed, ahead of schedule, actually. Construction commenced earlier this year. The Boston-based First Wind wind farm consists of 19 wind turbines, and is capable of meeting the average energy requirements of 18,000 homes.
With the facility now operating, Hancock County and Eastbrook are to receive average aggregate tax payments of about $100,000 annually for 20 years to come, and an additional $240,000 annually in community benefit payments, for a total of more than $7 million.
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