I understand the concern of residents about a wind farm being developed by EverPower in the Moosehead Lake region, and I want to assure them that their voices are being heard and ask them to consider a few things.

The project, Northwest Wind Farm (referred to locally as “Big Indian Pond”), is in the very early stages of development.

EverPower always holds the environment in highest regard and works hard to protect natural resources, including scenic resources. Just like you, we feel that it is of the utmost importance that a resource as precious as the Moosehead Lake landscape be preserved, so our project design is focused on minimizing turbine visibility from Moosehead Lake. Likewise, visibility from Greenville, Blair House and Moxie Pond will be minimal.

We, and our team of leading consultants, work in accordance with strict permitting requirements set by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ensure we minimize impacts of the project.

But community input and benefit are equally important to us. Once built, the project will bring the community six to eight full-time jobs and $10 million of tax revenue for local governments and school districts over the next 20 years.

We want to build a partnership with the community, so we will provide ample opportunity for residents to get involved through public open houses and other forums.

Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to learn more about us by visiting EverPower.com/Maine.

Harry Benson

project manager, EverPower Maine LLC

Pittsburgh


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