Get Ready. Process Starts for Maine's Biggest Wind Project Yet

The largest wind complex in New England has been proposed for Aroostook County.

119 towers standing 492 feet tall would be visible from the Crown of Maine to Katahdin.

It is called the Number Nine Wind Project, and it would be the first development in Maine for a Texas company whose shenanigans FMM exposed 13 months ago in this article.  

Their application is complete, and the agency that will either approve or deny the permit will host a public meeting where you can enter your objections into the record.

The Public Meeting will be at Central Aroostook High School in Mars Hill at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 22.  

A public meeting is your chance to speak against the project.  Comments must be specific to the proposal ("I don't like subsidies" is not an accepted objection) and they will be considered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in its review of the application.  You can speak at the meeting or submit written comments by email to this address:

Number9WindProject.DEP@maine.gov  

 

Here is a link to the DEP's project file, where you can view the entire application:  

http://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/WindPowerProjectFiles/NumberNine/

 

Public comment will be accepted through early March, 2016, which is the deadline for DEP to render its decision.  Here is a guide to how the process will work:  

http://www.maine.gov/dep/publications/documents/is-public.pdf  

 

Please get involved, speak up and stay tuned as this process unfolds.