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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $600,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $200,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               2,100

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $100,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $0
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           300

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Georgia Mountain Wind Project, VT

STATUS: In progress, opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Residents of Milton and Georgia; Citizens for the Preservation of Georgia Mountain PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The $21.4 million project would generate up to 12 megawatts, enough electricity for over 3,500 Vermont homes. The … Continue reading

Sheffield Wind Project, VT

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents (Ridge Protectors) PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: Developed by First Wind (formerly UPC Vermont Wind), the Sheffield Wind project is estimated to produce 115,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy locally per year. The … Continue reading

Deerfield Wind Project, VT

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Forest Watch, Save Vermont Ridgelines, Wilderness Society, Center for Biological Diversity, Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, Local residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Deerfield Wind is proposed to be built on U.S. Forest Service … Continue reading

Glebe Mountain Wind Energy Project, VT

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents (Glebe Mountain Group) PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND: On April 30, 2005, Catamount Energy filed an application to erect a wind farm consisting of 27 turbines on Glebe Mountain, which stretches from Londonderry to Windham, … Continue reading

East Haven Wind Farm, VT

STATUS: Suspended TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: State government (Public Service Board, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources) PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: The proposed East Haven Wind farm would have consisted of four 329 foot tall turbines, totaling 6 MW, on the site of … Continue reading