Wind Project Developer To Move Parts By Rail

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The utility building a 21-turbine wind power project on Lowell Mountain is planning to deliver the turbine parts by rail.

The change in plan by Green Mountain Power will save an estimated 20,000 miles of truck traffic.

The original plan had been to deliver the parts to Bellows Falls from where trucks would have carried the parts nearly 150 miles north to Lowell.

The Caledonian Record says the new plan is to have turbine parts delivered to the rail yard in Brighton. From there they will be trucked to Lowell.

The towers and blades will be shipped by rail from separate manufacturing facilities in Colorado.

The hubs are being shipped to the U.S. from Denmark through the port of Ogdensburg, N.Y.

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