Environmental Court awards permits to Sheffield wind project

first_imgVermont Wind LLC, which is developing a 40-megawatt, 16-turbine project near I-91 on Granby Mountain in Sheffield, has received its final permits from the Vermont Environmental Court. The Vermont Supreme Court ruled in favor of the project in February 2009, upholding the Vermont Public Service Board’s issuing of a certificate of public good for the project. Some abutters and even Governor Douglas have opposed the project. The company will pay Sheffield $520,000 a year.First Wind, based in Boston, on behalf of its subsidiary, Vermont Wind, has issued the following statement regarding the August 30, 2010, ruling by the Vermont Environmental Court on permits related to the company’s proposed Sheffield Wind Project:‘We are pleased with today’s ruling by the Court. First Wind plans to construct the project in accordance with the Vermont Public Service Board’s conditions as detailed in the Certificate of Public Good granted for the project.‘First Wind is working toward meeting Vermont’s immediate energy needs with renewable and affordable electricity. In addition, the company is committed to bringing economic opportunities via the development, construction and operation of this project to the Northeast Kingdom, through tax revenues, jobs and delivering clean, renewable energy made in Vermont for Vermont residents.’Source: First Wind. 8.30.2010About First WindFirst Wind is an independent wind energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale wind projects in the United States. Based in Boston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast, the West and in Hawaii, with the capacity to generate up to 504 megawatts of power. For more information on First Wind, www.firstwind.com(link is external)last_img

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