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WAMC News, North Country News
Fri July 13, 2012
Wind Turbine Approved
Vermont utility regulators have approved a small wind mill for a hilly field in the community of Derby.
The wind mill would become the fourth of its size in the town near Canada.
The Caledonian-Record reports the Vermont Public Service Board recently granted a certificate of public good for a 140-foot-tall windmill to Michele Judd in Derby. The small turbine with blades of 23 feet in diameter will go up not far from a similar one owned by her father. The turbine has the capacity to generate 10 kilowatts of electricity.
One neighbor opposed the project, raising concerns about noise and aesthetics. But the board found she did not raise "significant" issues about the turbine.
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