Berkshire Wind Spotlight
Fourteen MMWEC Member utilities joined together in developing the Berkshire Wind Power Project, hailed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick as "a beacon of our clean energy future." These utilities responded to the call of their customers for renewable energy and developed the Berkshire Wind Power Project in a manner that makes both energy and economic sense for the people they serve.
State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr., congratulated the Berkshire Wind utilities "for the initiative and perseverance they have demonstrated in successfully developing the Commonwealth's first onshire wind farm."
The project entered into commercial operation on May 28, 2011 and will produce enough electricity to power approximately 6,000 homes while offsetting the production of nearly 612,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and the use of 1.7 million barrels of oil. Read and see more of the project by clicking on the links below.