The project has received more than $240,000 in a predevelopment grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Iberdrola, S.A., a Spanish renewable power company, recently bought Community Energy.

Ed Cherian, Lempster Mountain's project manager, said the company finished three days of state site evaluation committee hearings last month, and deliberations begin in May.

"Wind power is unique in that really you have, depending on your site, minimal environmental affects," he said. "It's emissionless, clean renewable energy."

Wind doesn't make enough power on summer days when it's needed most, she said, adding that wind blows hardest on winter nights when demand is lowest.

The Lempster project may produce only an average of 6 megawatts, she said. She compared that to the more than 1,000 megawatts the Seabrook nuclear power plant produces at any given time.

The project, which would involve 130 wind turbines in a 25-square-mile area in Nantucket Sound, could provide 75 percent of the electricity for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, project officials say.

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