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November 14, 2013

Enjem still doubts wind plans|

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As for the ongoing litigation, Grant said, “We’re very optimistic that the decision will go in the project’s favor. We’re looking forward to resolving all outstanding issues.”

The turbines being proposed would stand 492 feet tall and would be visible from nearby towns. They would be capable of generating 18.45 megawatts of electricity.

What the company calls a “community scale” project would connect electrically to the local medium-voltage transmission line serving the surrounding community.

Enjem said he is deeply concerned that the company will seek to introduce more turbines once the initial six are installed. “They have to have more if they are going to have any kind of product,” he said. “Six just isn’t going to cut it.”

The company has said that any expansion of the project would require a new review by the town, and the public would have input into such a process.

Enjem said he is not opposed to wind energy, adding he simply wants to have the best possible host agreement to protect the town.

Ridgeline is a subsidiary of Paris-based Veolia Environnement, a company that reported having revenue of 29.4 billion euros in 2012.

The fact that Enjem was re-elected is not being seen as a referendum on the project by those following it, as one of the town councilman opposed to the wind farm, Bill Seamon, lost his seat on Tuesday, and a candidate involved in Protect Richfield, insurance executive Larry Frigault, also came up short. But another candidate aligned with the opposition, Paul Palumbo, acquired a seat on the board, as did wind farm backer Fred Eckler.

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