WAMC News
5:15 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

New Vermont Wind Project Online in Time for Tax Credit

Vermont's Georgia Mountain wind project is online and making power, just in time to take advantage of a federal tax credit.

The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm says its four turbines in the towns of Georgia and Milton are fully operational and capable of providing about 8 percent of the electricity used by the Burlington Electric Department.

Burlington Electric and Georgia Mountain have signed a long-term power supply contract.

The 10 megawatt project is expected to produce about 27 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

Many wind energy producers across the country have been working to get projects online by the end of the year to take advantage of a federal tax credit. Efforts by Congress to extend the credit have failed.

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