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Kidder Hill Community Wind

Kidder Hill Community Wind (KHCW) is planned as a 5-megawatt electric generation project under development with the potential to provide enough power to meet the average local annual electric needs of approximately 2,000 households. The two wind turbines at Kidder Hill Community Wind will play a role in helping Vermont achieve its renewable energy goals.


“I want to continue to produce more renewable energy in Vermont, by building a small wind energy project in Lowell and Irasburg that will help us continue to lead on the clean energy front. This is an exciting community wind project behind my log cabin.”  David Blittersdorf


What

Two wind turbines with a total capacity of 5 megawatts (MW) are estimated to produce enough electricity to meet the annual needs of approximately 2,000 average Vermont households. Kidder Hill Community Wind is proposed on private land behind an existing log cabin owned by the project owner. 

Where

Kidder Hill Community Wind is planned for a windy, quarter-mile stretch of private land located along the Lowell/Irasburg town line in Orleans County, Vermont, more than five miles northeast of Lowell Village and over four miles northwest of Irasburg Village. Access to the Project site is off a dead-end Class 4 town road.


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Project Status

Numerous environmental, engineering and economical studies have been conducted or are nearly completion, including the acquisition and analysis of on-site natural resource data, wetlands resource investigation, visual and sound analyses, electrical interconnection studies and economic analyses.

An advanced permit application filing notice was mailed in late December to adjoining neighbors of the project location, state agencies and to communities within ten miles. On June 27, 2017 a petition was submitted to the Vermont Public Service Board for the installation and operation of the two wind turbines.

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