MMWEC assists its Members in developing wind energy projects in many different ways, using all of its resources, including planning, engineering, financing, development and construction expertise. Services are tailored to individual system needs and include writing grant applications and the formation of Municipal Lighting Plant Cooperatives to own and finance projects.
Turbine blades rise during construction of the 15-megawatt Berkshire Wind Power Project, planned for completion in 2010.
We’ve assisted in many projects, including:
Berkshire Wind Power Project – A 12-turbine, 19.6-megawatt wind farm in Hancock, Massachusetts, owned by a Cooperative comprised of MMWEC and 16 of its Member utilities.
The Berkshire Wind Power Project was completed in two stages. The first stage, comprised of 10 turbines, began commercial operation in 2011. Phase II, comprised of two additional turbines, began commercial operation in 2019. The Phase II turbines feature longer blades and improvements in blade technology that allow the new turbines to begin operating and generating power at lower wind speeds, which increases generation.
Hull Wind- A two-turbine, 2.46-megawatt wind development
Princeton Wind – A two-turbine, 3-megawatt wind farm
Templeton Wind – A single turbine, 1.65-megawatt project
Ipswich Wind – A single turbine, 1.65-megawatt project