Company takes questions on NH wind farm plan

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More than 100 people turned out for a hearing on a proposal to build 33 wind turbines on ridgelines in far northern New Hampshire.

Many who attended Thursday night’s meeting in Groveton wanted to know if the developer, Granite Reliable Power, would postpone the project to allow the construction of wood-burning power plants, which would provide more jobs. The wind farm would generate enough electricity to power 33,000 homes, but it would effectively use up the remaining capacity of a regional transmission line.

The line would have to be upgraded before new electricity generators, including biomass plants, could come online.

The state site evaluation committee has until April 6 to issue a decision on the application.

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