BNE Energy will exclusively generate
clean, green, 100% renewable wind energy. Wind generation will
add much needed wind generated electricity to our electric
supply and increase access to renewable electricity in the
region. Wind generation provides numerous and significant
economic, environmental and societal benefits including the
Wind energy is economic – producing
strong cash flows and significant value to investors.
Wind energy is good business – good
for investors, good for ratepayers and good for society.
Wind generation can be cost competitive to
conventional sources of new generation, is one of the least
expensive renewable energy sources, and does not burn fuel
resulting in low operating costs thereby reducing risk and
Wind energy is 100% renewable. New
England has an abundant, inexhaustible amount of wind that is
created naturally in the atmosphere.
Wind energy is clean energy. Wind
produces no air or water emissions which means less smog, less
acid rain, fewer greenhouse gases and less carbon, sulfur,
nitrogen and mercury emissions polluting our air and water –
and it reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
Wind generation facilities do not
consume water. A 20 MW wind farm can conserve more than 100
million gallons of water a year from rivers, or other sources
consumed by conventional generation.
A 20 MW wind farm can annually displace:
32,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2),
the same as a 6,800-acre forest will remove in a year
150 tons of acid-rain causing sulfur
60 tons of smog-causing nitrous oxide (NOx)
27,000 tons of coal, enough coal to fill a
train over ten miles-long
9,000 barrels of oil per year
500,000 MMBTU of natural gas.
Wind energy benefits society by
helping to reduce global warming, and other healthcare costs
and environmental costs resulting from greenhouse gases
(emitted primarily by fossil-fuel combustion), air pollution
and hazardous wastes produced by conventional power plants.
Wind generation offers fuel
diversity to New England's energy supply which will increase
customer choice and reduce price volatility for consumers.
Wind energy is reliable and
efficient. Wind turbines are very reliable and can be
available to generate electricity 99% of the time.
Wind generation creates jobs and
supports economic development. Several studies have concluded
that wind produces more jobs per dollar invested or per
kilowatt-hour generated than most conventional sources of
Wind facilities pay substantial
property taxes to the local towns and contribute to the needs
of the community such as education, fire and emergency
services, law enforcement and healthcare.
Wind projects have minimal impact on
land in the community. Transmission lines can be put
underground, and the vast majority of the acreage is
BNE’s wind facilities provide numerous and
significant benefits for our investors, ratepayers and the
community. These benefits include economic, environmental, and
societal benefits and increased access to clean, green,
renewable wind energy produced in New England.