Mars Hill Wind

Mars Hill is a 42 MW wind farm located near the Town of Mars Hill in Aroostook County, Maine.




MW Capacity

March 27, 2007

Completion Date

Mars Hill, ME



Homes Powered

47,900 Tons

CO2 Offset

Commissioned on March 27, 2007, Mars Hill Wind was First Wind’s second project to achieve commercial operations, and was the first modern utility-scale wind energy facility in the state of Maine and all of New England.  The project consists of 28 GE turbines capable of generating up to 42 MW of clean, safe wind energy.  In a typical year, Mars Hill Wind produces over 127,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity; enough power for about 18,000 New England homes.

The Mars Hill project continues to generate clean energy today, and renewed its power purchase agreement with New Brunswick Power in 2011.  The contract provided a 10-20% discount on the energy the Mars Hill service territory (see the press release).  The project also continues to support the local economy with on-site contracting opportunities and $500,000 in tax revenue for the town of Mars Hill every year.  This additional revenue stream lowers the local tax burden for homeowners and landowners by as much as 20 percent.

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