Tapping the winds for electricity; Vermont company wants to build 168-foot test tower for turbine project
Town Supervisor Tyler Sawyer said the company was looking at a site on the west side of Grafton Lakes State Park at the end of Agan Way on land owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
"We told them there are still a lot of environmental issues to sort through, but we have to be looking at alternative energy sources these days," Tyler said.
November 2, 2007
by Bob Gardinier
in Times Union
GRAFTON -- Reunion Power is prospecting for a site in town to build a wind turbine.
Reunion Power development manager Jim Mirenda made inquiries of town Planning Board officials during a recent meeting. He said his company, with offices in Manchester, Vt., is looking for a place to put a test tower to gather wind speed and direction data.
"We have not identified a particular site yet," Mirenda said by phone after the Oct. 15 meeting. Mirenda was provided an application for site plan review at the meeting, officials said.
Planning Board officials were receptive to the idea, Mirenda said.... [continue via Web link]