Sheffield Wind http://wamc.org en Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-no-problems-vermont-wind-project <p></p><p></p><p>An independent study of noise generated by a Sheffield wind project commissioned by the Vermont Department of Public Service found that noise levels from the turbines were below state limits. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 67523 at http://wamc.org Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project Vermont Board Says Sheffield Wind Meets Noise Levels http://wamc.org/post/vermont-board-says-sheffield-wind-meets-noise-levels <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Public Service Board says the 16-turbine industrial wind project in Sheffield is meeting its noise standards and is in compliance with its Certificate of Public Good. Tue, 07 May 2013 03:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 64007 at http://wamc.org Vermont Board Says Sheffield Wind Meets Noise Levels Vermont Wind Project Makes Less Power Than Expected http://wamc.org/post/vermont-wind-project-makes-less-power-expected <p></p><p></p><p>Officials say the Sheffield wind power project generated less electricity than expected last year because of lower than expected wind speeds on the Vermont mountain where it is located and other factors. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 59902 at http://wamc.org Vermont Wind Project Makes Less Power Than Expected Vermont Wind Project Gets Bat Permit http://wamc.org/post/vermont-wind-project-gets-bat-permit <p>The owner of a commercial wind project in Vermont has been issued a special permit allowing for possible fatalities of bats, some of which are endangered species in the state.<br><br>The permit was sought by First Wind, which has a 16-turbine wind development project in Sheffield.<br><br>The Caledonian-Record reports the permit issued by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources allows for fatalities for a maximum of four little brown bats, one Northern Long-Eared Bat, one Tri-Colored Bat and on Eastern Small-Footed Bat.<br> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50369 at http://wamc.org Vermont Wind Project Gets Bat Permit Vermont Wind Project Gets Migratory Bird Permit http://wamc.org/post/vermont-wind-project-gets-migratory-bird-permit <p>The owner of a commercial wind project in Vermont has been issued a special permit for migratory bird monitoring.<br><br>The permit was sought by First Wind, which has a 16-turbine wind development project in Sheffield.<br><br>The Caledonian-Record reports the permit was issued in July by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It authorizes the company to "collect, transport and temporarily possess carcasses and partial remains of migratory birds," except threatened or endangered species, to monitor bird mortality.<br> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 46720 at http://wamc.org Vermont Wind Project Gets Migratory Bird Permit Consultant's Review of Vermont Wind Project Criticized http://wamc.org/post/consultants-review-vermont-wind-project-criticized <p>A review of a commercial wind project in Vermont says the project should not have used the same firm to monitor noise levels and perform compliance tests.<br /><br />A Windam, Maine-based consultant doing the review of Sheffield Wind Project data for an environmental group says it indicates a potential for a conflict of interest.<br /><br />The wind project began generating last fall. Its 16 turbines generate enough power for about 15,000 homes.<br /> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44978 at http://wamc.org Consultant's Review of Vermont Wind Project Criticized