First Wind, the Boston-based wind power developer, said Tuesday it will appeal the latest rejection of its Bowers Mountain turbine project.

The Board of Environmental Protection last month upheld the Department of Environmental Protection’s 2013 rejection of the Bowers Mountain project.

First Wind’s appeal of the BEP action will now be heard by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

The DEP had determined that the installation of 16-turbine project would have created a negative scenic impact on lakes near the site, which is located in Carroll Plantation and Kossuth Township in Penobscot County.

Matt Kearns, vice president of business development for First Wind, said the process of getting approval for the project does not yet threaten a power purchasing agreement with Narragansett Electric, in Rhode Island.

The BEP decision was lauded by the Partnership for the Preservation of Downeast Lakes Watershed, which said the project would have “seriously damaged the scenic value of nine lakes” in the region.


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