Big wind company seeks test towers in Vt. county
WINDHAM, Vt. (AP) — A giant international wind-power company has asked the Vermont Public Service Board for permission to erect three test towers in the towns of Windham and Grafton in Windham County
A subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, Atlantic Wind LLC, wants to place two towers in Windham and one in Grafton on land owned by New Hampshire-based Meadowsend Timberlands Limited.
"We have filed, and that starts the process," said Iberdrola spokesman Paul Copleman.
The 197-foot-tall towers have no foundations and are held in place by guy lines and have no foundations.
But the towers still require a certificate of public good from the Vermont Public Service Board.
Copleman told the Brattleboro Reformer (bit.ly/MZu5YB) no decision has been made about whether the site would be feasible for the construction of commercial wind turbines.
"Obviously, we can't know what the site is like unless we have a sense of what the wind looks like," Copleman said.
The Windham town plan bans large, commercial wind turbines.
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