Wind Power

Eastern Shore can offer clean energy

Recently, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee heard Sen. Steve Hershey's Kent County Land-Based Wind Generating Stations bill. Nearly 200 people packed the hearing to testify about the expected Mills Branch Wind Energy Project.

This project, led by Apex Clean Energy Inc., would involve 25 to 35 500-foot-tall (or higher) wind turbines capable of producing up to 100 megawatts of clean energy, powering tens of thousands of homes each year. The scale of the project and the Maryland Public Service Commission process that determines approval were of most concern.

A good deal of hard work done has been done in Kent County (through the 2010 Kent County Renewable Energy Task Force)...