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Maine Rollins Wind Project Gets Funding

Maine Rollins Wind Project Gets Funding

A new 60 megawatt wind power project in Penobscot is the latest wind power project happening in Maine, as First Wind has announced that it has secured $98 million in funding for the Rollins Wind Project, for which it received approval from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection over a year ago.

The Rollins Wind Project is expected to create about 200 jobs during construction, and four local communities near the project will receive an added bonus of $785,000 a year for the next 30 years. Reed & Reed, a Maine-based contractor, has already began construction on the project and is hiring mostly Maine-based businesses and subcontractors for the project, which is expected to come online in the fall of 2011.

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