The Green Mountain Power Corporation is proposing to construct a 6 MW wind turbine facility in Searsbury, Vermont. The facility would consist of approximately twelve turbines with a rating of approximately 500 KW. The turbines will be aligned in a row across a ridgeline in the Green Mountains. This project is the first demonstration of a utility-scale wind power station in Vermont.
This study will assess the effects of the wind turbines on noise levels in the surrounding area. Given that the area is fairly remote and borders the Green Mountain National Forest, the study will not only quantify impacts on the nearest human residence, but it will also consider potential impacts on critical wildlife habitat.