First Tours Since Pandemic Filling Up Quickly, Two More Tours of Lowell Wind Site Added
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced that due to the positive response from customers, it is adding two more tours at the Kingdom Community Wind (KCW) site in Lowell this summer, on June 30 and July 24. The popular summer tours are back this year after being suspended last summer due to the pandemic.
KCW began operations in 2012 and is GMP’s 21-turbine wind farm located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. It generates 180,000 MWh per year which is enough energy to power 24,000 homes. The tours give Vermonters an opportunity to see first-hand how wind energy is generated right here at home and are a great way to learn about the project, as well as GMP’s ongoing commitment to source 100 percent of its energy supply from renewable sources by the end of this decade. Currently, GMP’s energy mix it is 95 percent carbon free and 64 percent renewable.
Tours are free, take about 90 minutes and are a great opportunity to see up close how wind power works. You visit two of the site’s turbines along with GMP guides to answer your questions.
Additional tour times will be:
Wednesday June 30, 1 p.m.
Saturday July 24, 1 p.m.
Space is limited, so you must pre-register for a tour on GMP’s website.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. GMP earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). In 2021, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation, and in 2019 GMP earned the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power