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Swanton Wind project owners Gerald, Travis, and Ashley Belisle, pictured in the backyard of their Swanton home, down the ridge from the site of their proposed wind farm.
Swanton Wind project owners Gerald, Travis, and Ashley Belisle, pictured in the backyard of their Swanton home, down the hill from the site of their proposed wind farm.

Swanton Wind: is a locally-owned Vermont renewable energy generation project under development with the potential to generate up to twenty megawatts of stably-priced, locally-produced, zero-emission power: enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately seven thousand eight-hundred average Vermont households annually.

Swanton Wind will be located on a windy, mile-long, flat hilltop approximately seven miles southeast of Swanton Village and three miles northeast of the City of St. Albans in Franklin County, Vermont. The wind farm may include up to seven wind turbines.

Wind and environmental assessments to date indicate wind turbines installed at this site could provide a substantial amount of clean, economical electric energy and help Vermont reach its renewable energy goals.

In addition to the clean energy Swanton Wind will produce, the project will provide economic and educational benefits to the local community over its projected lifetime:

  • Contributing approximately $3.7 million dollars in payments to the host community (exact amount depends on final project’s permitted capacity)
  • Contributing approximately $3 million dollars to the statewide education fund (exact amount depends on actual amount of clean energy generated)
  • Creating significant job opportunities for local contractors during the construction phase
  • Serving as a clean energy classroom that can help local teachers bring difficult science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects to life