VPR: Grid Constraints May Hamper NEK Wind Proposal

Sep 23, 2013 No Comments by

Reposted from VPR. By John Dillon. August 20, 2013.

A Connecticut company wants to develop a new wind project on a Northeast Kingdom ridgeline just south of an existing wind development.

But there’s growing concern that the transmission grid in the region is not strong enough to handle more large-scale wind generation.

BNE Energy of Colebrook, Ct. wants to erect six turbines, each capable of producing three megawatts, along the spine of the Lowell Mountains. The site in Eden is adjacent to Green Mountain Power’s 21-turbine Kingdom Community wind project.

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