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24MW Canton on show in Maine

Patriot Renewables considers GE or Siemens hardware for ridgetop project

24MW Canton on show in Maine image

Maine developer Patriot Renewables proposes to build the eight-turbine Canton Mountain wind project in Oxford County.

The proponent told state regulators it plans use either GE 2.85-103 turbines or Siemens SWT 3.0-113 machines. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is soliciting feedback on the 24MW proposal at a public meeting today.

Patriot, an affiliate of civil and marine construction company Jay Cashman Inc., estimates the total cost of the ridgeline project to be $47m. Canton Mountain will connect to the regional electrical grid via Central Maine Power’s Section 229 transmission line.

Flagstar Bank said it is interested in providing third-party financing for the project, according to regulatory filings. Flagstar financed Patriot’s 20MW Spruce Mountain wind farm in Woodstock.

The development team for the project includes Tetra Tech for natural resources assessment, historic archaeological resources, shadow flicker assessment and permitting assistance, Engineering & Management Services Inc. for civil engineering design and RLC Engineering for electrical engineering design.

Image: 20MW Spruce Mountain was commissioned in 2011 (Patriot Renewables)

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