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Kingdom community wind successfully meets state sound levels

30 January 2014

COLCHESTER, VT…Green Mountain Power today announced that a new sound monitoring report just released finds Kingdom Community Wind continues to meet strict standards set by state regulators.  Green Mountain Power filed the results with the Vermont Public Service Board Thursday. The report is part of an ongoing comprehensive monitoring program.

“We are glad to share this important information with our customers,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP’s corporate spokesperson. “Kingdom Community Wind continues to operate efficiently and as a result we are able to generate cost-effective and local energy.”

The testing was conducted at four different locations near the wind project. The report analyzed 1,343 hours of continuous monitoring between November 13, 2013 and December 19, 2013.  The sound levels set at Kingdom Community Wind are among the strictest in the country, set at 45 decibels, which experts say is comparable to the inside of a library.

“I’m happy to hear that the study didn’t find any sound levels over the limits,” said Gaye Myers, who lives not far from the turbines in Lowell. “I go out to feed my horses every day, and I’ve never heard the turbines.  I hear way more noise from Route 100.”

“Kingdom Community Wind is providing reliable power at a stable price to customers,” said Schnure.  “And at a time when market prices are increasing across the region, it’s important to have this low cost source of power providing a benefit for Vermonters.”

About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com), the Solar Electric Power Association’s 2013 Utility of the Year, generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small company in America.   



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