RECORD HILL

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PROJECT SUMMARY

In August 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $102 million loan guarantee to finance Record Hill, a 51-MW wind power generation project and an eight-mile transmission line near the town of Roxbury, Maine. The power generation project reached full commercial operations in January 2012.

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

Record Hill introduced an innovative, performance-enhancing technology to the United States that allows more power output during extreme wind conditions than conventional wind turbine technology. Reduced wear-and-tear on the turbines also helps reduce operating and maintenance costs, and preserves the lifetime of the turbine components.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Record Hill created 200 construction jobs and is expected to support eight permanent jobs.

CLIMATE BENEFIT

Record Hill is expected to generate 96,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy each year. It is expected to prevent 56,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

 

PROJECT STATISTICS: RECORD HILL

PROJECT SUMMARY

OwnersRecord Hill Wind & Yale University
LocationRoxbury, Maine
FINANCIAL SUMMARYLoan ProgramTitle XVII

Loan Type

Loan Guarantee
Loan Amount 1$102 Million
Issuance DateAugust 2011
ENERGY SUMMARYOperation StatusOperating
Generation Capacity51 MW
Projected Annual Generation 296,000 MWh
ECONOMIC IMPACTPermanent U.S. Jobs Supported8
U.S. Construction Jobs Supported 3200
CLIMATE BENEFITCO2 Emissions Prevented Annually56,000 Metric Tons
NOTES

All information up-to-date as of June 2017.

1 Approximate amount of the loan facility approved at closing including principal and any capitalized interest.

2 Calculated using the project's and NREL Technology specific capacity factors. For cases in which NREL's capacity factors do not encompass project's specific design and operation, project specific capacity factors are used.

3 Estimated at the time of closing.

 

PROJECT PHOTOS

Record Hill Wind & Yale University
Record Hill Wind & Yale University