OPPOSITION: State government (Public Service Board, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources)
BACKGROUND: The proposed East Haven Wind farm would have consisted of four 329 foot tall turbines, totaling 6 MW, on the site of an abandoned radar base on the summit ridge.
On July 17, 2006 the project was denied a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Boardciting impact studies on bird and bat populations were insufficient, effectively halting the project.
In 2009, the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority announced the purchase of the lease for the East Haven site and stated that it planned to start the process anew for the construction of a 3 turbine wind farm.
SOURCES: Vermont Energy Partnership: http://www.vtep.org/documents/WindPower.pdf;
The Chronicle: http://www.bartonchronicle.com/index.php/wind-power-sheffield/wind-hearings-moving-on-two-fronts.html;
Vermont Digger: http://vtdigger.org/2010/03/30/windfarms-on-the-horizon-that-could-have-been-blown-away-may-crop-up/;
the Caledonian Record: http://caledonianrecord.com/print.asp?ArticleID=45074&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1
Last updated December 1, 2010