Vermont's Department of Public Service is recommending that utility regulators find the Lowell Mountain wind project in violation for exceeding noise limits four times last winter.
But the Caledonian Record reports the department has asked the Vermont Public Service Board not to impose sanctions immediately on Green Mountain Power, which operates the wind project. It recommended that the utility be given time to fix the problems that caused the noise.
Opponents of the project want the turbines that caused the noise to be shut down until Green Mountain Power can show there will be no violations.
Green Mountain Power says it has taken steps to comply with the noise level limits.