Wind energy utility announces conservation of 2,700 acres

Green Mountain Power says that last month the Vermont Public Service Board approved its plan to conserve 1,662 acres on two parcels in Eden.

In addition, GMP has conserved 1,070 acres of land on Lowell Mountain away from the wind power project. Construction on the Lowell Mountain wind energy project has generated fierce opposition from some who feel it is forever scaring a pristine mountain. But GMP President Mary Powell says the land being conserved mitigates the loss of 159 acres around the wind farm.

Green Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind energy and solar power generation. It serves more than 96,000 customers.