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Loan Guarantee Program

Record Hill Wind

Record Hill Wind - Infographic
Location:
Roxbury, ME
Eligibility:
1705
Generation
Capacity
50 mw
Annual
Generation Output
96,000 mwh
Annual Avoided CO2 56,000 tons
Jobs construction 200
Jobs
permanent
8
Annual Cars off the Road 12,000
Annual
Household Equivalent
8,500
Loan Amount $102 million
Equivalent Annual Average
Generation of X Coal Plants
0.0

Snapshot

In August 2011, the Department of Energy closed on a $102 million loan guarantee that enabled Record Hill Wind to build a 50 MW wind power plant and an eight mile transmission line near the town of Roxbury, ME.  The power plant—which introduced an innovative, performance-enhancing technology to the U.S.—is currently operational.

Innovation

The technology leveraged by Record Hill Wind allows more power output than conventional wind turbine technology.  Reduced wear-and-tear on the turbines also helps reduce operating and maintenance costs, and preserves the lifetime of the turbine components.  By supporting this project, the Department of Energy expanded aggregate credit capacity in the market. 

Development

The project created 200 construction jobs and eight permanent jobs. By supporting this project, the Department of Energy expanded aggregate credit capacity in the market.

Impact

The Record Hill Wind project avoids almost 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to the emissions of over 20,000 passenger vehicles.  The 50 MW project will generate over 170,000 MWh of emission-free electricity annually, enough to power over 15,000 homes.

 

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