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Kidder Hill Community Wind

On February 28th, 2018 Kidder Hill Community Wind announced that it was stopping project planning activities. Kidder Hill Community Wind (KHCW) was planned as a 5-megawatt electric generation project with the potential to provide enough power to meet the average local annual electric needs of approximately 2,000 households. Kidder Hill Community Wind was intended to play a role in helping Vermont achieve its renewable energy goals.


“By not confronting our own energy challenges we will continue to rely on other states for our energy solutions and continue to write IOUs to our children and grandchildren for the effects of our addiction to spewing carbon.”— David Blittersdorf


What

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

Where

Kidder Hill Community Wind was 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 was off a dead-end Class 4 town road.


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Project Status

On February 28th, 2018 Kidder Hill Community Wind stopped project planning activities for the proposed two-turbine Kidder Hill Community Wind installation in Lowell. Citing a turbulent climate for renewable wind energy in Vermont and the urgent need for more renewables to be built, the project explained that resources will be reprioritized toward building renewable energy elsewhere.

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