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Kibby Township

In western most Maine and Franklin County, the Township (also known as T1 R6 WBKP) has no village and virtually no population. Its major economic resource is Kibby Ridge on Kibby Mountain. Logging the forested township is also an economic asset. Maine Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township provides access to the network of unimproved roads in Kibby Township and beyond at N45° 18′ 53.24″  W70° 37′ 17.39″.

Access from Route 27 (2017)

Access from Route 27 (2017)

Near the Access Road (2017)

Near the Access Road (2017)

Turbines from Route 27 in Alder Stream (2017)

Turbines from Route 27 in Alder Stream (2017)

The TransCanada corporation invested over $320 million in a 44 wind turbine power project on the mountain. Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) approved the project in 2008. In 2010 LURC approved an expansion of 15 additional turbines on nearby Sisk Mountain in Chain of Ponds Township, east of Kibby. The Kibby turbines are visible from Sarampus Falls Rest Area in Alder Stream Township.

Kibby Stream runs from northwest to southeast across the township and northeast of the mountain. The 20-acre Hurricane Pond is north of the stream. The slightly larger Douglas Pond, north of Hurricane, is the source for the East Branch of Kibby Stream.

Additional resources

“Kibby wind power starts up; expansion plans announced.” WindAction. October 19, 2009. http://www.windaction.org/posts/22702-kibby-wind-power-starts-up-expansion-plans-announced#.WhTJZLpFyM8 (accessed November 21, 2017).

“Hanstein, Ben. “Kibby wind power starts up; expansion plans announced.” December 2, 2010. https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2010/12/02/wind-power-project-expansion-approved/ (accessed November 21, 2017).



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