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This week, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and state policymakers visited the Hoosac Wind Power Project, a 28.5 MW wind farm being developed by Iberdrola Renewables, to get an up-close look at what it takes to build the state's newest and largest utility-scale wind farm.

The project features 19 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines and is expected to enter operation by the end of the year. When the wind farm goes online, it will contribute to a record year for wind energy installations in Massachusetts, which is on track to surpass 100 MW of installed renewable energy.

Massachusetts-based utility NSTAR is buying 100% of the power produced by the wind farm under a long-term power purchase agreement.

“We’re proud to support Hoosac Wind by purchasing 100 percent of its clean, renewable energy generated right here in Massachusetts,” says Jim Hunt, vice president of regulatory affairs and community relations for Northeast Utilities, NSTAR’s parent company. “Long-term contracts between utilities and renewable energy developers help projects like this to move forward by providing an important financial commitment.”



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