TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc., a unit of TransCanada Corp. of Calgary, Alberta, plans to erect 44 wind turbines on and near Kibby Mountain, just east of Coburn Gore.
If built today, the 132-megawatt project would be New England’s largest wind farm, generating enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. The company has said it hopes to have the wind farm fully operational by the fall of 2010.
The state Land Use Regulation Commission voted unanimously to approve TransCanada’s final development permit. LURC had previously agreed to rezone 2,367 acres to make way for the project.