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Holiday Hill Community Wind

Holiday_Hill_SmallThis municipally owned project in Russell, Massachusetts, is an excellent example of community wind power in action.

 Northeast Wind serves as the project manager for this proposed three-turbine wind facility.  We were approached by the client to perform a preliminary analysis of the project's economics, wind resource, and potential energy production, which has led the way to rapid progress.  Most recently, Northeast Wind assisted this project in obtaining significant research funding from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.  Northeast Wind then produced a comprehensive Feasibility Study for the project, providing recommendations and guidelines for continued development.

This project will benefit Massachusetts ratepayers through substantial tax payments, land lease payments, and through increased local economic activity in the form of jobs, food, lodging, and other goods and services obtained locally through and beyond construction.  On a regional scale, Holiday Hill Community Wind will allow the involved municipal utilities to continue to work toward their commitment to use more renewable energy, reduce and help stabilize the prices of their long-term sources of electricity, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 7,800 tons or more of carbon dioxide per year.  As with all of our projects, local technical experts have been utilized whenever feasible for each stage of the development process.

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