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UMPI Windpower 

President Don Zillman says the $2 million project underscores the willingness of UMPI to take a leadership role in making campus wind power a reality.

General contractor Lumus Construction will install the 600-killowatt wind turbine, which is expected to be producing clean energy by late spring.

The project will make UMPI the first university in Maine, and one of only a handful in New England, with a mid-size wind turbine.