Great Bay Wind Opens New Office

January 3, 2013 — This week, Great Bay Wind continued its investment in Somerset County, Maryland with the opening of their new office on Somerset Avenue in Princess Anne, Maryland. The office will serve both as a focal point for the development efforts of the wind energy project as well as serve as a resource for Somerset County residents to learn more about the proposed Great Bay Wind Energy Center and its benefits to the County and State.

The new office is a significant step in Great Bay’s development effort and further testament to the company’s commitment to the community. Over the past three years, over 200 land owners have joined the proposed wind project and numerous groups – including the Town of Princess Anne, The Somerset County Economic Development Commission, The Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce, Somerset County Public School Superintendant, Somerset County Farm Bureau, the Somerset County Historical Commission, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc – have all expressed their support for the proposed wind project and the investment it will bring to the County.

The Great Bay Wind Energy Center will be a tremendous positive driving force for the county – providing jobs, economic growth, and new revenues that the County can use to invest in education, bridges, public safety, and to offset resident’s taxes. According to a recently published study by the University of Baltimore’s Jacob France Institute, Great Bay Wind is projected to bring over $200 million of new investment to Somerset County and create hundreds of new local jobs during construction, and provide over $44 million in new tax revenue to the County over the life of the project.

Adam Cohen, the project developer of Great Bay Wind, stated: “We are dedicated to working very closely with Somerset County and the State of Maryland. Our new office is another step towards fostering long-term and lasting relationships with the community.”

To learn more about the project please stop by the new office at 11674 Somerset Ave. just south of the Princess Anne Post Office, or visit www.greatbaywind.com

About The Great Bay Wind Energy Center:  The Great Bay Wind Energy Center is a proposed 150-megawatt wind farm project currently under development that, when constructed, will utilize the naturally occurring and inexhaustible coastal winds in Somerset County, Maryland to produce clean, domestic electricity. The project is being developed by Pioneer Green Energy, LLC, a renewable energy development company whose principals have previously successfully developed over 2,700 megawatts of wind energy projects across the United States. To learn more about Pioneer Green, visit www.pioneergreen.com.