Latest Kibby Mountain Stories

2008-10-13 15:00:26

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The debate over wind power soon will be blowing into additional Maine towns. First Wind, the Massachusetts company behind Maine's two largest wind energy facilities, plans to file applications with the state late this year or early next year for a facility with roughly 30 turbines in the southern Aroostook County town of Oakfield. The company also is moving forward with plans for projects in Rumford in western Maine as well as on Grand Manan Island...

2008-10-08 15:00:20

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - A plan to develop a wind-power facility on mountains in remote Franklin County includes a two-part conservation agreement for other mountaintops in Oxford and Franklin counties. TransCanada Corp. will celebrate the deal with conservation groups and the state during a gathering at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Augusta Country Club on Route 202 in Manchester. The agreement includes an easement to protect 1,100 acres of ridgeline in the Boundary...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

The regulator, created to protect nature, is allowing fragile habitats to be destroyed The Maine Legislature created the Land Use Regulation Commission in 1971 to serve the people of Maine and act as the regulatory authority over 10.4 million acres of unorganized land - one of the largest contiguous undeveloped areas in the Northeast. Among LURC's responsibilities are promotion of orderly development, and protection of natural and ecological values.In 1974, to ensure the protection of...

2008-07-11 15:00:24

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Construction of a 44-turbine wind farm in northern Franklin County is expected to begin later this summer, TransCanada Corp. spokeswoman Cecily Dobson said Thursday. TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc., an affiliate of the Canadian energy company, received final approval from the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission on Wednesday for commercial wind turbines in Kibby and Skinner townships. Pending remaining approvals, TransCanada expects to begin...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 10--State regulators gave final approval Wednesday to a $270 million wind farm and transmission line proposed for the mountains of rural Franklin County. TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. plans to erect 44 wind turbines on Kibby Mountain and Kibby Range, located near the Canadian border just east of Coburn Gore. The land is a working forest owned by Plum Creek Timber Co. If constructed today, the Kibby project would be the largest...

2008-07-10 03:00:27

TransCanada has announced that the Kibby wind power project has received unanimous final development plan approval from Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission. Construction plans are underway for the 132MW wind project located in the Kibby and Skinner townships in northwestern Franklin County, Maine. The project will involve the construction of 44 wind turbine generators, each with a rating of 3MW. Permanent operation and maintenance efforts will employ approximately 10 to 12 people. The...

2008-07-09 12:00:44

TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the Kibby Wind Power Project has received unanimous final development plan approval from Maine's Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC). Construction plans are now underway for the 132 Megawatt (MW) wind project located in Kibby and Skinner Townships in northwestern Franklin County, Maine. "The Kibby project will complement our existing operations in the U.S. Northeast, and leverage our expertise in wind...

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