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.
During a visit to the Bombardier Transportation rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the extension of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.