Georgia Mt. Community Wind produces 1 million kWh in single week

Wind farm! The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW) in Milton, Vt., on which construction completed December 31, 2012, produced more than 1 million kWh in a single week, according to a news release from the project developer. During the first week in April, the community wind farm operated at a 63.7 percent capacity factor, producing enough energy to meet 17 percent of the City of Burlington's entire electricity needs. GMCW will produce an estimated 27 million kWh annually. The project owner by two local business leaders and life-long Vermonters: renewable energy manufacturer and developer David Blittersdorf and Georgia Mountain Maples operator Jim Harrison/the Harrison Family.

The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW) in located in Milton, Vt.  Georgia Mt started running December 31, 2012. Since, it’s producing more than 1 million kWh Per week.

The project owners of Georgia Mt were two local business leaders and life-long Vermonters. They are renewable energy manufacturer and developer David Blittersdorf. In addition, Georgia Mountain Maples operator Jim Harrison/the Harrison Family.

According to Green Energy Times,

The project is owned by two local business leaders and life-long Vermonters. For they are renewable energy manufacturer and developer David Blittersdorf and Georgia Mountain Maples operator Jim Harrison/the Harrison Family.

The energy from the project in Milton and Georgia Vermont is providing approximately 8 percent of Burlington Electric Department’s (BED) energy demand. All through a long-term stably priced contract.

When the project was commissioned late 2012, Burlington Electric Department General Manager Barbara Grimes commented, “This project fits perfectly into BED’s sustainability goals. We are moving toward a 100 percent renewable power portfolio. Also we like power close to home so that these dollars recirculate in the economy.  Projects such as Georgia Mountain Community Wind are pro-environment and pro-economy.”

Now recently brought to light to Green Living Guy but the farm was purchased after 5 years of operation. It was bought by Greenbacker Capital/Renewable Energy.

In conclusion, the energy generating is about 8 percent of Burlington Electric Department’s (BED) electricity demand. Most noteworthy it’s through a long-term stably priced contract.

Finally and for the entire story on the AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) blog site

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