Construction Nearly Complete on Connecticut's 1st Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Construction nearly complete on Connecticut's 1st utility-scale wind farm

Construction on Connecticut’s first utility-scale wind farm is nearly complete.  The two-turbine Wind Colebrook South wind farm is being developed by BNE Energy.

The project saw the installation of two GE 2.85-103 wind turbines with a hub height of 98.3 meters.

A power purchase agreement is in place with Utility Eversource Energy for the wind farm’s 5-MW output.

Bringing wind power to Connecticut wasn’t easy for the Colebrook, Connecticut-based developer.  State regulators rejected BNE Energy’s first proposal in 2010 after residents sited concerns about the negative effects on the town’s aesthetic, noise pollution and impacts to birds.

The Wind Colebrook South project was ultimately approved by the Connecticut Siting Council in 2011.

BNE Energy hopes to add a third turbine to the project in 2016 and is currently seeking other wind opportunities for the state.

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