A proposed wind farm in western Maine would sell its output as renewable “green” power to large in-state customers under an agreement announced Wednesday.
Maine Mountain Power has signed an agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, a leading retail supplier of electrical power in New England, to buy all of the output from the proposed 90-megawatt Redington Wind Farm near Sugarloaf Mountain.
Under the contract, Constellation NewEnergy would buy all of the electricity and renewable energy credits produced by the wind farm for 10 years.
Constellation NewEnergy would then sell the power to medium and large-sized business customers, giving first priority to customers in the local area. Schools and hospitals are likely customers. Customers that sign up will pay a fixed price for a decade.
Maine Mountain Power is a partnership formed by Endless Energy of Yarmouth, the project’s initial developer, and Edison Mission Group of California.
Redington is currently seeking a permit from the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission, but no hearing date has been set.
The wind turbines would generate enough electricity to serve 44,000 households, and reduce air emissions in the region by 430 tons every day.