Friday, October 15, 2010

Work Begins at Sheffield Vermont Wind Site

Photo simulation of the Sheffield Wind Project (click to enlarge)

Construction work begins at Sheffield wind site | The Burlington Free Press
Construction has started on a 16-turbine wind energy project in Sheffield, the first such project to be built in Vermont since the state’s only operating commercial wind farm was built in Searsburg 13 years ago. Vermont Wind, a subsidiary of Boston-based First Wind, has begun clearing trees and building roads to the project site on Granby Mountain and Libby Hill. First Wind spokesman John Lamontagne said he is not sure whether construction will start on the turbines this fall, or next spring. He said the company expects the wind farm to begin producing electricity next year. According to the company’s website, the Sheffield project would produce 115,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, which the company says is enough to power all the homes in Caledonia County. (Disclosure: SDRS Represents Vermont Wind)

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