TRESCOTT — Atlantic Wind, a subsidiary of a global utility business, has leased thousands of acres in two coastal communities and is gathering data to assess the feasibility of a wind energy project there.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission once again granted its approval to a multimillion-dollar joint venture to develop wind-generation projects after the Maine Supreme Judicial Court overturned its initial approval and sent the case back for reconsideration.
PROVIDENCE — The wind turbine at Portsmouth High School that has sat idle since its gearbox broke in May 2012 could be spinning again within three to six months, ending what Governor Chafee said Monday has been one of a few “symbols of embarrassment” in the state that bother him.
GROTON — The amount of sound emitted by the Groton Wind facility in town and in surrounding towns is within the state’s guidelines for such projects, according to a contractor that just conducted tests for the owners of Groton Wind. But two of the original complainants, a Rumney couple, about the sound from the plant’s 400-foot towers, says the sound tests were not done in the right spot.
Recent news about a $2.5 billion investment in England by Statoil, the giant Norwegian energy company, has reminded people that Maine kicked the company out of the state. But the real meaning of the state’s action has been greatly underrated. The move was an epic error.
GROTON — The Spanish company that built the 24-turbine Groton Wind facility has reached a settlement agreement with the Attorney General’s office that resolves the plant’s issues with the Attorney General, and required the plant owners to pay $150,000 to the ongoing Livermore Falls protection and enhancement project in area towns.
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Quonset Business Park could be the assembly and staging area for the first two offshore wind farms in the United States after a lease option was awarded on Tuesday to the developer of the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts.