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Wind farms generating revenue in small towns

Three New England farms on track to begin operations before the end of the year promise to bring clean energy, tax revenue, and jobs to economically hard-hit regions

On a pair of hillsides in Downeast Maine, the blades of 19 wind turbines began rotating for the first time recently, spinning air into energy for the Boston utility NStar.

The Blue Sky East project is the first of three New England wind farms — including the largest yet to be built in Massachusetts — that will begin operations before the end of the year and sell their power to NStar. Together, they will generate enough electricity to supply roughly 50,000 homes, providing a cheaper source of power for NStar’s customers while increasing economic activity in rural areas that desperately need it.

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