First Wind to Celebrate Start of Commercial Operations at Second Largest Solar Project in Massachusetts with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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WHAT:  

First Wind will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for local officials and community members to mark the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of its 14 megawatt (MW) (AC) Warren, Mass. solar project. The ceremony will include Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, as well as state officials, community members, and representatives from First Wind. Located at three sites in the Town of Warren, the solar project is the second-largest in Massachusetts.

 

The majority of the power generated from the project will be delivered to the Lowell, Mass., and Medical Center campuses of the University of Massachusetts, saving the school more than $1 million in annual energy costs. The Town of Warren will receive $130,000 in annual tax benefits from First Wind, and the Town of Orange will realize annual savings by receiving a smaller portion of the energy generated through a net metering agreement. First Wind also recently celebrated the start of commercial operations at its 3 MW (AC) project in nearby Millbury, Mass.

 
WHO:

Speakers and invited guests include:

  • Maeve Vallely Bartlett, Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Todd M. Smola, Massachusetts State Representative
  • Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind
  • Local community and business leaders
WHERE:

360 Little Rest Road

Warren, MA 01585

Members of the media hoping to attend should RSVP no later than June 20 by sending an email to jcoughlin@firstwind.com.

 
WHEN: Monday, June 23, 2014

Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

 

About First Wind
First Wind develops, finances, builds and operates utility-scale renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Based in Boston, First Wind currently operates wind power facilities in the Northeast, the West and Hawaii, with combined capacity of more than 1,000 megawatts (MW) – enough to power about 300,000 U.S. homes each year. For more information on First Wind, please visit www.firstwind.com or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind.

Contacts

First Wind
John Lamontagne, 617-960-9521
Director, Communications
M: 781-856-2111
jlamontagne@firstwind.com
www.firstwind.com
Twitter: @Firstwind

Release Summary

First Wind will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of construction and the start of commercial operations of its 14 megawatt (MW) (AC) Warren, MA solar project Monday, June 23.

Contacts

First Wind
John Lamontagne, 617-960-9521
Director, Communications
M: 781-856-2111
jlamontagne@firstwind.com
www.firstwind.com
Twitter: @Firstwind