Wind Power in Eastern Maine 

Governor John Baldacci joins First Wind officials Thursday afternoon to mark the start of commercial operations at the New Stetson wind project near Danforth.

First Wind says the 38 turbine Stetson windmills will produce the equivalent power needs of 23,500 homes.

Stetson is the second major commercial wind farm to be completed in Maine, and now surpasses the Mars Hill project as New England’s largest.

Even as the Stetson project goes on-line, an extension known as Stetson 2 is seeking permitting.