Massachusetts-based wind-farm developer First Wind will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion and commencement of commercial operations of its 14MW PV project in Warren, Massachusetts.
The project is the second largest ever constructed in the Bay State.
A majority of the power generated by the system will be given to the town of Lowell, Massachusetts and the medical centre campuses of the University of Massachusetts. The energy is expected to save the University over US$1 million in annual energy fees.
Warren will earn US$130,000 in annual tax benefits from First Wind, while the town of Orange will receive a smaller portion of the project’s generated energy though a net-metering deal.
The ceremony, which will take place on 23 June, will be attended by Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind, officials from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and local community and business leaders.