Swanton

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The Vermont Public Service Board has ruled that the developers of a Swanton wind project will not be able to get a long-term price contract with Vermont utilities under an expired power purchase program. But despite that setback, the project developers plan to move forward.

Melody Bodette / VPR

Swanton Wind has officially filed an application with regulators to build a 7-turbine wind energy project on a ridge line in Swanton. It’s been over a year since the company notified nearby towns that they planned to ask the Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good to build the project.

Taylor Dobbs / VPR

As the Village of Swanton makes plans to renovate a historic dam in the center of town, village officials say outside forces - from state regulators to environmental activists - are spending more time pointing out problems than looking for solutions.

The Village of Swanton is planning to upgrade an old dam to generate hydroelectric power, but the state's Agency of Natural Resources says it can't support the plan without getting answers to some key environmental questions.

Four Vermont environmental groups are teaming up to formally oppose the renovation of a dam in Swanton.

File Photo/Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Village of Swanton has ambitious plans to redevelop an old dam across the Missisquoi River as a hydroelectric facility, but environmental groups say the dam is threatening the downstream ecosystem and should be removed.

Melody Bodette / VPR

A wind project planned for northwest Vermont faces a test at the polls Tuesday. Voters in Swanton will cast ballots on a proposed renewable energy project that could bring as many as seven wind turbines to a ridgeline in town.

File Photo/Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife

State officials are threatening enforcement action against the Village of Swanton over a municipal dam that is in such disrepair that it’s threatening the habitat of an endangered species of fish.