The Berkshire Wind Power Project
Berkshire Wind Power Project
Dedication: May 5, 2011
HANCOCK, Mass. - May 5, 2011
It's greener today atop Brodie Mountain, where the wind turbines of the Berkshire Wind Power Project are adding clean, renewable energy to the state's electric power supply. More...
The Berkshire Wind Project is a 10-turbine, 15-megawatt wind farm atop Brodie Mountain in Hancock, Massachusetts. The project, which started commercial operation on May 28, 2011, is owned and operated by the Berkshire Wind Power Cooperative, a non-profit entity that consists of 14 Massachusetts municipal utilities and their joint action agency, the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. Berkshire Wind is a unique public power initiative that embodies the energy, environmental and economic benefits of renewable energy development.
The Berkshire Wind Power Project is the second largest operating wind farm in Massachusetts, capable of producing enough electricity to power 6,000 homes while offsetting the production of nearly 612,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and the use of 1.7 million barrels of oil. Wind speeds average about 18.3 mph atop Brodie Mountain, one of the best inland wind sites in Massachusetts.