Lowell Wind

North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Settlement Reached In Lowell Wind Dispute

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Couple Gets $1.3M In Wind Turbine Settlement

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

A Vermont couple is selling their Lowell farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land that is part of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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North Country News
8:30 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

VT Town Rejects Anti-Wind Vote At Town Meeting

Kingdom Community Wind
Credit Green Mountain Power

Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont community.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Hears Stormwater Appeal From Wind Opponents

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Opponents of the Lowell Mountain Wind project took their case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, where lawyers argued whether the state improperly permitted the project’s stormwater permits.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

VT High Court Upholds Convictions in Wind Protest

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The lawyer for six people convicted of protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell says she's disappointed the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the convictions.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Vermont Public Service: Allow Time to Fix Wind Problems

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Vermont's Department of Public Service is recommending that utility regulators find the Lowell Mountain wind project in violation for exceeding noise limits four times last winter.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Vermont Towns Ask for More Noise Tests on Wind Project

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Some towns near the Lowell Mountain wind project are asking for more testing to make sure that noise levels inside homes are not higher than allowed.

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North Country News
5:30 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Vermont Utility Wants to Boost Electricity at Lowell

Vermont's Green Mountain Power wants permission to install equipment that will boost the amount of electricity that its turbines in the Lowell Mountain wind project can put out in the New England grid.

The Caledonian-Record reports that Lowell wind operators noticed Tuesday that three of the 21 turbines were not producing electricity. They said capacity has been curtailed by ISO-New England, which runs the New England grid.

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WAMC News
5:40 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Vermont Dismisses Trespass Charge in Lowell Wind Case

Vermont prosecutors have dismissed a trespass charge against a journalist who was arrested while covering a protest against construction of a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain.

Sixty-eight-year-old Chris Braithwaite, the publisher of the Barton Chronicle, was arrested a year ago while covering the protest that took place when construction was getting under way on the project that is now operational.

The Caledonian Record is reporting Orleans County prosecutors did not say why they dismissed the charge against Braithwaite.

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WAMC News
5:15 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Vermont Utility Says Snow Caused Loud Wind Turbines

Vermont's largest electric utility says snow stuck to turbine blades caused a roaring sound that drew noise complaints shortly after the Lowell Mountain turbines started operating.

At least 21 neighbors complained about the noise, which began on the morning of Nov. 3 and lasted into Nov. 4.

The neighbors complained to the Vermont Department of Public Service.

Green Mountain Power spokesman Robert Dostis says the excess noise was caused by the weather conditions.

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