Wind developer loses battle
Encore pulled the application for the Grand View Farm turbine and announced it would no longer pursue a second turbine closer to the Canadian border. Encore then asked for a two-year extension of the commissioning milestone in hopes of reapplying for approval next year.
The Public Service Board refused.
June 27, 2012
DERBY - State utility regulators won't give a "commissioning milestone extension" guaranteeing preferred electricity rates for the Derby Line Wind Project, effectively ending the financial viability of a single industrial turbine on the Grand View Farm.
The Vermont Public Service Board says, in a memo issued Friday, that Encore Redevelopment gambled and lost in pursuing a certificate of public good for the original two-turbine project on farms in Derby near Derby Line, Holland and Stanstead, Quebec. The board said the developer had an aggressive schedule, took the risk and in the end didn't have enough time to get a certificate of... [continue via Web link]