• Wind project noise monitoring in question
    June 03,2014

    The Associated Press

    LOWELL -- Opponents of the Lowell wind project in Vermont are criticizing a state proposal to continuously monitor turbine noise.

    The Department of Public Service has been in talks with Green Mountain Power and opponents over how to continuously monitor sounds from some of the 21 turbines.

    The Caledonian Record reports the state Public Service Board is looking at whether continuous monitoring for a year would be a sufficient penalty for noise violations. But it's been difficult for the parties to agree on a monitoring method and a company to do it.

    The Public Service Board says it wants to know what the obstacles are to real-time monitoring, and what steps would be taken to bring the project into compliance if there's a noise violation.

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