Wind Power

Take a Visual Tour of Vermont’s Kingdom Community Wind Project

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Annual Maintenance

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Annual maintenance on the turbines runs from April to October, and takes about 40 hours per turbine.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Land Usage

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The project’s roads and turbine pads comprise about 95 acres of land.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Local Benefits

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Power from the project is delivered locally first, and any extra power is sent to Vermont’s bulk power grid.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Permanent Land Conservation

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Green Mountain Power conserved 2,800 acres in the region to help mitigate the effect on the land from constructing the project.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Technicians On Call

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Local Vestas technicians are on call to handle any issues that might come up with the wind turbines, and to handle annual maintenance routines.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

06 / 09

The Kingdom Community Wind Project Tour, June 18

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(235, 235, 235); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><b><i>By Jennifer Delony</i></b> <br><br>Vermont utility Green Mountain Power opened its Kingdom Community Wind project to visitors this spring. About 20 people toured the facility on June 18. Here is a visual tour of the project.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Tour Guide

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Tour guide Robert Dostis, a representative of Green Mountain Power, has been a member of the project team since the project’s inception.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Vestas Wind Turbines

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">The project has 21 Vestas 3-MW wind turbines, and achieved commercial operations in December 2012.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>

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Wind Turbine Blade

<div style="padding-bottom: 2em; padding-top: 2em; padding-right: 2em; background-color: rgb(231, 235, 237); border:1px solid rgba(5, 5, 5, 0.4); "> <p style="margin-left: 40px;">Visitors to the project get an up-close look at a wind turbine blade. The blades are 170-feet long and weigh about 15 tons each.</p> <p><center><b>Click The <font color="#FF0000">Red Arrows</font> Above To View All Featured Photos</b></center></p> </div>