Developers seek permit for Vermont wind power project

Canada wind farm elp

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Developers are seeking a permit from Vermont regulators to build a wind power project of up to seven turbines on a ridge in Swanton capable of producing electricity for about 7,300 households.

Swanton Wind officially filed an application Thursday with the Vermont Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good.

Principal developers Ashley and Travis Belisle say they want to build the wind turbines behind their Swanton home on a low-elevation hillside they own off Route 105 just outside St. Albans.

The $40 million project would be the state's sixth utility-scale wind project. The turbines could be operational sometime in 2018.

The proposal includes an offer to buy out close neighbors who object to the turbines. They would have six months to consider the offer after the project goes online.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs