Wind Project on Vinalhaven Receives Federal Support 

Catherine Pegram

The federal government is handing out nearly $10 million to help a wind project on Vinalhaven get off the ground.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Fox Islands Wind $9,500,000 grant to build three turbines on the island.The $14 million project will produce nearly all of the power folks need on Vinalhaven and nearby North Haven. It’s expected to be finished in the fall and company leaders say it will be the largest coastal wind-power facility on the East Coast. Diversified Communications, the company that owns WABI, has invested almost 5$5 million in the project.