[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Revised Testimony Filed At PSB Today; A Change Is In Wind For UPC  

[UPC] Vermont Wind will be filing revised testimony concerning a proposed project in Sheffield and Sutton with the Public Service Board today.

Matt Kearns, project manager for UPC, would not be specific, but said it does have to do with the company’s plans to build a commercial wind farm in Sheffield and Sutton.

“There are some changes,” Kearns said Sunday. “But that’s all I can say. We have to let the Public Service Board know first.”

UPC filed for a certificate of public good with the PBS earlier this year to build 20 398-foot wind turbines in Sheffield and another six in neighboring Sutton. Sutton residents are opposed to the plan and expressed their opposition in a nonbinding vote at town meeting in March. The town had hired Norwich attorney Daniel Hershenson to fight the project, but ran out of money this month. Sutton selectmen had approved spending $25,000 in May to fight the project, but that money was gone in three months.

The issue of how much the town should spend on a lawyer to fight the wind project is scheduled to come up at the next meeting of the selectmen on Thursday.

Word on the street is that UPC plans to pull out of Sutton, but Kearns would not confirm that during a telephone interview Sunday. He said a press release would be issued today.

UPC plans to erect 20 398-foot wind turbines between Hardscrabble Mountain and Libby Hill in Sheffield and another six in neighboring Sutton. It has been a contentious issue in both towns. Sheffield and UPC have worked out an agreement whereby the town will receive payments of between $400,000 and $550,000 a year if the project is completed.

In exchange, Sheffield has agreed to support UPC’s efforts to gain a certificate of public good from the PSB.

By Jeanne Miles, Staff Writer

caledonianrecord.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter