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First Wind to Commemorate Completion of its Rollins Wind Project with Community Celebration and BBQ

 

WHAT:           

First Wind will host a ribbon-cutting and luncheon barbecue to celebrate the completion of the company’s 60 MW Rollins Wind project in Penobscot County, Maine.   As part of the event, local officials and community members will join with First Wind and Reed & Reed at Turbine #8 on the project site, which is situated in the towns of Lincoln, Burlington, Lee, Winn and Mattawamkeag.  The construction and development of Rollins Wind was a source of revenue and new jobs to the surrounding area with direct spending of more than $29 million with 97 Maine-based businesses.  The clean energy produced from the project will be delivered to the citizens of Maine at cost-competitive rates as part of a long-term electricity supply contract with the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

WHO: 

Speakers will include:

·          Lisa Goodwin, Lincoln Town Manager

·          Rod Carr, Chairman of the Lincoln Town Council

·          Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind

·          Jack Parker, President & CEO of Reed & Reed


WHERE:      

Rollins Wind Project, Turbine #8

1600 Lee Road, Lincoln, ME 04457

Note:  Please RSVP by July 18th by calling 617-960-9521 or sending an email to jlamontagne@firstwind.com.  Directions available upon request.


WHEN:          

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

11:30 a.m. – Speaking ceremony and Ribbon-cutting

(Barbecue lunch to follow)

About First Wind

First Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States.  Based in Boston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast, the West and in Hawaii, with the capacity to generate up to 635 megawatts of power and projects under construction with the capacity to generate up to an additional 136 megawatts.  For more information on First Wind, please visit www.firstwind.com or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind.

 

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