Canton is a town in Oxford County, Maine. The main village overlooks Lake Anasagunticook at the junction of Maine Routes 108 and 140. The Androscoggin River winds through the middle of the town just north of Canton village.
Canton Mountain Wind is an eight 2.85-megawatt GE turbine wind farm with 103 meter rotors mounted on 85 meter towers, for a total nameplate capacity of 22.8 megawatts. The project is connected to the electric grid at the substation near Ludden Lane in Canton that was built for the Saddleback Ridge Wind project in 2014. Canton Mountain Wind is owned by Canton Mountain Wind, LLC and operated by Patriot Renewables, LLC, a CASHMAN Company. Canton Mountain Wind officially went online in November 2017.
- The turbines were erected on rock anchor foundations secured to bedrock. The generated power travels through an underground ridgeline collector system, then overhead to the expanded substation built for the Saddleback Project.
- The project generates ~61.8 million kilowatt hours of clean, renewable energy each year; that’s enough to power over 9,400 homes and reduce the amount of CO2 emissions by the equivalent of 2.4 million gallons of gasoline each year.
- Many companies were involved including Reed & Reed, Sargent Corp., RLC Engineering, TetraTech, Kennebec River Land Surveying, Underwood Electric, Boyle & Associates, Albert Frick Associates, Verrill Dana, Bernstein Shur, and Terrence J. DeWan & Associates.