Connecticut’s First Commercial Wind Farm Powers Up In Colebrook

October 20, 2015

One of the wind turbines off of Flagg Hill Road in Colebrook. Luther Turmelle — New Haven Register

Eight years after BNE Energy first acquired 80 acres in this Litchfield County community and proposed creating the state’s first commercial wind farm, company executives and state political leaders celebrated the launch of the project by putting one of a pair of mammoth turbines into service Thursday off of Flagg Hill Road.

State Rep. Lonnie Reed, D-Branford, co-chairwoman of the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee, said the project “took passion ... and some serious money ... before there was any iron in the ground.”

“That is commitment,” Reed said. “And now, when people see this, they’re going to want one of these in their town.”

Read the story in the New Haven Register.