New Summer Testing Report Analyzed 1640 Hours
COLCHESTER, VT – Green Mountain Power (GMP) today announced that the latest sound monitoring report finds Kingdom Community Wind continues to meet strict sound standards set by state regulators. The report, which analyzed 1640 hours of data, is part of an ongoing comprehensive compliance monitoring program and the results are filed with the Public Service Board.
“We are very pleased to share this information with Vermonters,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP’s spokesperson. “Kingdom Community Wind is a key part of helping to lower rates for customers by generating clean, reliable and cost-effective power. The project is part of the reason why we are lowering rates for customers at the same time other utilities in the region are seeking double digit rate increases.”
The testing follows guidelines set by the Vermont Public Service Board and was conducted at four separate locations near the wind project. In total, 1640 hours of data were collected from August 20, 2014 to September 9, 2014. Sound levels at all four monitoring stations were below levels set by regulators for the project. Green Mountain Power has recently taken steps to increase and expand sound monitoring at the site as part of its commitment to ensure that it continues to operate within standards.
“It is great to learn that GMP continues to operate Kingdom Community Wind so responsibly and I am not surprised that the wind plant continues to meet state sound standards,” said Richard Pion, chair of the Lowell selectboard. “I live near the plant and find it to be quieter than many of the other sounds near my home.”