PSB looks at proposed wind power site

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The Vermont Public Service Board traveled to a remote Northeast Kingdom mountaintop to look over the site of a proposed wind power project.

Two members of the board joined representatives of the East Haven Windfarm company and groups opposing the project to tour the site.

The third member of the board has recused himself from considering the proposal.

They also visited several other locations nearby to examine a balloon floating above the mountaintop to simulate four wind turbines.

But the wind was so strong that the balloon was blown down and couldn’t rise to the height of the proposed turbines.

East Haven Windfarm has proposed a six-megawatt project consisting of four wind turbines at a former U.S. Air Force radar base on top of East Mountain.

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