Town Meeting vote shows increase in support for Kingdom Wind
04 March 2014
More than 80% of Town Meeting Day voters show support for Green Mountain Power’s Kingdom Community Wind Farm
Lowell, VT – As residents across Vermont gathered for Town Meetings, the voters of the town of Lowell for a second time showed their tremendous support for Kingdom Community Wind with just over 80 percent of residents voting to support this important power project. By a vote of 110 to 27, residents have demonstrated lasting support for renewable energy in their town.
Support for Kingdom Community Wind has grown since the town took its first vote on the project in 2010 when about 75 percent of residents were in favor.
“It’s so important to Green Mountain Power to have strong community support and we are very grateful for the trust that the people of Lowell have placed in us,” said Mary Powell, President and CEO of Green Mountain Power, owner and operator of Kingdom Community Wind. “Projects like this demonstrate that renewable energy development of this size and scope can succeed at generating clean, cost effective and reliable energy for Vermont with the ongoing backing of local communities.”
Kingdom Community Wind, which began operating in 2012, continues to provide ongoing value for customers, especially during times of fluctuating energy prices and as our state endures this harsh winter. This project is an important component of GMP’s commitment to hold base rates flat for customers for the next two years.
Green Mountain Power provides Lowell with an annual tax payment of $535,000. And in addition, GMP continues to give back to surrounding communities by sharing with them the benefits of KCW through the Good Neighbor Fund, which provided $126,959 in support of five surrounding towns.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com) generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, is the Solar Electric Power Association’s 2013 Utility of the Year, and has set its vision to be the best small company in America.
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