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Wind Fact

One Megawatt of Wind Energy = 2,600 Fewer Tons of Carbon Dioxide per year.

New Hampshire’s Economic Benefits

Local Reality

The Antrim Wind project is expected to create 84 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs during construction, 12 FTE jobs during operations and add approximately $55,700,000 in local economic benefits during the first 20 years of operations according to a study produced by Seacoast Economics for AWE’s 28.8 MW proposal.  According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 1,000 MW of Wind Energy Development in New Hampshire could have these economic impacts:

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Source: US DOE (NREL), March 2009, DOE/GO-102009-2753 

Myth you might hear:

“Residents of NH don’t benefit financially from wind power, only the developers do.”