Company: Northern Power
COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – Jun 15, 2011) – As part of its celebration of Global Wind Day, Green Mountain Power today announced it is strengthening its commitment to sustainable wind energy in Vermont by offering to install and operate a Northern Power®100 (NPS 100) wind turbine from Northern Power Systems at a customer site. Businesses, schools, farms, municipalities and community energy committees in GMP’s service territory are encouraged to apply to become a host site for this Vermont-made, 100 kW permanent magnet direct drive community wind turbine.
“This local power project is an important development in achieving our energy vision we launched three years ago to help our customers achieve a low carbon, low cost and incredibly reliable energy future. This local power project will encourage Vermonters to participate in their energy future which, research has shown, leads to more efficient use of energy,” said Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power. “From community scale wind turbines to individual and community solar installations to town wide efficiency measures, GMP is committed to working with its customers to assist them in creating a more energy independent future.”
Green Mountain Power will own, operate and maintain the NPS 100 at no cost to the selected customer. The turbine is expected to generate enough clean, renewable wind energy on-site to power about 20 – 25 average Vermont homes. The project will be group net metered with the host site receiving 10% of the energy generated from the NPS 100, and the rest used by Green Mountain Power. Additionally, Northern Power Systems will provide web-based monitoring of the turbine allowing the host and others in the community to view in real time the renewable power and environmental benefits generated by the NPS 100.