For projects in the Unorganized Territories, contact LURC at:
Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
Department of Conservation
22 State House Station
Augusta, Me 04333
You can find a lot of info about Wind Projects in LURC jurisdiction at:
For projects in organized towns, contact the MDEP at;
Maine Department Of Environmental Protection
17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017
For a complete list of Wind Projects under MDEP jurisdiction, including who to contact to be listed as an Interested Person, check their website, at:
If you want to be informed about current and future wind projects, write/ email these two offices and request to be listed as an ‘Interested Person,’ either for specific projects, or preferably, for every current and future wind/met tower project in the State.
Want to go straight to the top? Governor John Baldacci’s office:
Or Karin Tilberg, his Senior Policy Advisor:
If your town is considering allowing an Industrial Wind Development within its borders, INSIST that the Town first receive a study/report from Maine Revenue Service regarding the REAL tax implications of the development. This should include projections for the life of the project. If the Company is asking for a TIF, be VERY wary, and insist that you also receive a report from MRS that shows projections with the TIF in place. Generally, when towns do this, they find that the promises of the Developer are not exactly truthful. INSIST ON THIS INFORMATION BEFORE ALLOWING DEVELOPMENT!
Property Tax Division
P.O. Box 9106
The guy to talk to directly about this is:
Supervisor of Municipal Services
To contact your State Senators or Representatives, go to www.legislature.maine.gov and you will have access to all of the most up to date contact information.
Click this link for an excel spreadsheet with the senators’ addresses and emails: http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/email/124SenatorsList.xls
If you want to express your concerns about Industrial Wind Projects in Somerset County, Maine, the County Commissioners can be reached at:
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. If you have ever wanted to write a Letter to the Editor, the following list should put you in contact with most of the Papers in Maine. If you have updates/corrections for this list, please send them to me.
If you want to contact or learn more about any of the Industrial Wind Companies that are currently working in Maine, their websites are listed below. If you know of other Industrial Wind Companies working in Maine, please send me the information so that I can update this list.
www.firstwind.com Perhaps the largest Wind Company in the United States. Through a series of LLCs, First Wind has projects all across Maine, including; Mars Hill, Stetson Mountain [Danforth], Rollins Mountain [Lincoln], as well as several that are in the planning stages, such as the large Wind Development currently being planned for the ridges of Bingham/Mayfield/Blanchard. Former Maine Governor Angus King’s son, Angus the third, is an Executive with First Wind, as is Former Maine Public Utilities Commissioner, and current University of Maine Trustee, Kurt Adams.
www.transcanada.com. This is the company that is developing the Mountains around Chain Of Ponds. They brought us the Kibby Project, and the Sisk Mountain Expansion.
www.independencewind.com This is the Company fronted by Former Maine Governor Angus King, and his partner, Rob Gardiner. Independence Wind is responsible for the Record Hill Project, and has partnered with the large Corporate Landowner, Bayroot [another shadow LLC] to form Highland Wind LLC, in order to bring a large Wind Development to Highland Plantation.
www.patriotrenewables.com Patriot Renewables brought us the Beaver Ridge Project in Freedom and is currently working to develop Saddleback Mountain in Carthage, Colonel Holman Mountain in Dixfield, Canton Mountain in Canton, and Spruce Mountain in Woodstock.
www.iberdrolarenewables.us The American branch of the largest renewable energy company in the world. Iberdrola, through its shell company, Atlantic Wind LLC, is trying to bring Industrial Wind Development to Concord and Lexington Townships. Other projects are probably in the planning stages. Iberdrola’s front man for the Somerset County projects is Mr. Kelly Rioux. He can be reached at—- 207-838-3405
www.foxislandswind.com These are the folks responsible for the Wind Turbines on Vinalhaven.