Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW) welcomed over 560 community members atop Georgia Mountain at their Open House and Wind Turbine Tours on June 8. The four 2.5 MW turbines were steadily generating power as guests toured the project and enjoyed views of Lake Champlain and the surrounding region. Over 10 school bus loads of visitors took a guided tour to the top of Georgia Mountain to see the wind turbines operating up close and learn more about the project.
“I live right here — and I love it! Love wind, and am grateful to see it every day,” said a community member from Westford, Vermont.
The weather cooperated for the second year in a row, and visitors enjoyed hot, 80-degree temperatures and a light wind out of the West, with wind speeds averaging 5-10 miles per hour.
Milton, Georgia and the surrounding area visitors toured the site, asked questions of our tour guides, and snapped photos of themselves and the project.
Operational since December 31, 2012, GMCW will produce an estimated 27 million kWh annually. The energy from the Chittenden County project is providing approximately 8 percent of the City of Burlington, Vermont’s energy demand through a long-term stably priced contract.
The project is owned by two local business leaders and life-long Vermonters: renewable energy manufacturer and developer David Blittersdorf and Georgia Mountain Maples operator Jim Harrison and family.
Source: www.georgiamountainwind.com (link is external) 6.8.2014