Sheffield Wind

North Country News
11:45 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Study Finds No Problems With Vermont Wind Project

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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.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Vermont Board Says Sheffield Wind Meets Noise Levels

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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.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Vermont Wind Project Makes Less Power Than Expected

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.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Vermont Wind Project Gets Bat Permit

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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.

The permit was sought by First Wind, which has a 16-turbine wind development project in Sheffield.

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.

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WAMC News
5:45 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Vermont Wind Project Gets Migratory Bird Permit

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The owner of a commercial wind project in Vermont has been issued a special permit for migratory bird monitoring.

The permit was sought by First Wind, which has a 16-turbine wind development project in Sheffield.

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.

WAMC News
5:50 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Consultant's Review of Vermont Wind Project Criticized

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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.

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.

The wind project began generating last fall. Its 16 turbines generate enough power for about 15,000 homes.

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