AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Towers are beginning to take form as construction progresses at Maine's newest wind farm.
All of the tower sections have arrived by ship at Searsport and will be delivered over a matter of weeks to the Bull Hill site outside of Ellsworth.
The builder, First Wind, says 16 of the 19 turbine pads have been built, and wind blades and generators are expected to be attached to the towers in early July. The first tower was hoisted into place Friday. The construction project involves about 200 jobs.
First Wind says it's on target for the project to be completed and operating by November.
When completed, the 34-megawatt Bull Hill will bring First Wind's total capacity in Maine to 185 megawatts, or enough to supply the energy needs for 85,000 homes.
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