Maine PUC okays off-take contract for 73 MW of wind

Wind farm. Author: Samir Luther. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

July 19 (Renewables Now) - The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved last week a 20-year off-take contract for the output of a 72.6-MW wind power project in Hancock County, Maine.

The contract price is USD 0.035 (EUR 0.031) per kWh and it will be rising at a rate of 2.5% per year, the Commission said. The off-taker is local utility Emera Maine.

Weaver Wind LLC, a unit of Longroad Development Partners LLC, is currently developing the project, with plans to put it online by December 2020 at the latest.

The Weaver Wind contract is a result of the Maine PUC’s latest request for proposals (RFP) for capacity resources, available energy, and renewable energy credits. Earlier this year, a contract for power from the 100-MW Three Rivers Solar project received the Commission’s rubber stamp.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.89)

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