Commonwealth Wind Program - FAQ

FAQ

How many megawatts (MW) of wind power are installed in New England?

As of October 2015, roughly 850 MW of wind power were operating in New England.

How many megawatts (MW) of wind power are installed in the US?

As of June 2015, 68,000 MW of wind power were operating in the US.

How many Massachusetts towns have installed wind turbines?

As of November 2015, 34 MA towns installed large-scale (100kW and greater) wind turbines. There are numerous small scale turbines (<100kW) that are not included in this total.

What are MassCEC’s review criteria for wind projects?

  • Sufficient Safety Setbacks
  • Technical Viability
  • Economic Viability
  • Minimal Acoustic Impacts
  • Minimal Shadow Flicker Impacts
  • Minimal Environmental Impacts
  • Compliance with Regulations
  • General Community Support