WABI – Evergreen Wind Power is seeking a zoning change to build 38 wind turbines on Stetson Mountain, a ridge line that runs along the border of Washington County and Penobscot County between Danforth and Springfield.
Dale Wheaton told the commission atTuesday night’s hearing in Lee that he owns a sporting lodge on a nearby lake and doesn’t regard 400-foot tall turbines as a benefit to his business. He said the turbines would be a blemish on the natural beauty that draws clients to the region.
But Kirk Ritchie, another business owner and a local selectman, said he thinks the project will benefit the local economy.
If approved, the project would be New England’s largest wind farm, generating roughly 58 megawatts of energy. That’s enough for about 27,500 Maine homes.