26 Oct '11, 7pm

Vermont’s Largest Wind Farm Officially Goes Online

Vermont’s largest wind energy development, the Sheffield Wind Project, is now fully online. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 26, 2011, Governor Peter Shumlin declared, “Climate change is the biggest threat to our children and grandchildren. That's why it's so important for Vermont to achieve our goal of generating 90% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2050.” Shumlin predicted, “If we go forward with plans for more renewable energy projects in Vermont, we will be able to retire our aging, leaky nuclear power plant.” The project developer, First Wind, began construction at the Sheffield, Vermont site in September 2010. The project was completed ahead of schedule. Paul Gaynor, the CEO of First Wind, noted that construction was undertaken in an environmentally conscious manner. Narrow cranes were used to raise the turbines; all of the electrical cables betwee...

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