Under this guarantee, stimulus funds will back $102 million in funding for the Record Hill wind project, which includes a 50.6 megawatt-capacity wind power plant, as well as an eight mile transmission line and associated interconnection equipment slated for location near the town of Roxbury, Maine.
This project, which is being developed and managed by Wagner Wind Energy of New Hampshire and Independence Wind of Maine, is sponsored by the Yale University Endowment fund. It is expected to create 200 construction jobs and avoid 70,000 tons of carbon pollution.
The Record Hill will project will feature 22 2.3 megawatt-capacity SWT-2.3-93 turbines, which will send their electricity to Central Maine Power, the local utility company. These turbines will be installed with what is called “Turbine Load Control” technology, a system of sensors and processing software designed to allow them to continue operating under turbulent conditions. This is apparently a key component to making the most of Maine’s wild winds.