Green Mountain Power commissions its first methane plant at Westminster Farms

first_imgGreen Mountain Power (GMP), headquartered in Colchester, Vermont, has added farm methane to its portfolio of renewable energy sources, which includes hydro, wind, landfill methane and a planned solar plant, with the commissioning of the Westminster Farms plant. About 1,200 cows will provide enough manure to produce about 225 kw of electricity. That’s enough electricity to power about 250 homes.”This arrangement is a winner for all involved. I want to congratulate Green Mountain Power and Westminster Farms for working together to make this project possible,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “Not only does this allow Green Mountain Power to provide low cost alternative energy to their customers, but it also gives the farm a much needed revenue boost.”While generating power from manure is not a new concept in Vermont, the arrangement represents an important step toward creating a sustainable model for farmers. The farm will receive a fixed price per kilowatthour generated that will ensure that it gets enough money to keep the project profitable.”This kind of pricing arrangement makes it possible for the farmers to count on this revenue for their operations,” said Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power president and chief executive officer. “Our customers are choosing to buy renewable energy for a lot of reasons, but we often hear that helping preserve the local economy and way of life is an important factor. With so many Vermont farms closing shop, diversifying with the addition of electrical generation will help increase their chances of survival.”An added benefit, according to Shawn Goodell, one of the owners of Westminster Farms, “is the $80,000 per year savings in operation costs that we’ll have. That’s the amount of money we spend on bedding for the cows. The revenue stream from producing milk, electricity and offsets for operational cost will help ensure the viability for the farm for future generations of our family.”The project is the result of collaboration between Green Mountain Power, Westminster Farms and a number of State and Federal agencies. Westminster Farms made a significant investment of nearly $700,000 in the project. The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided $358,993 in rural development grants and $348,268 in loan guarantees. The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund of $250,000 was also crucial to the undertaking. GMP committed $175,000. The Vermont Department of Agriculture provided a $50,000 grant as well as $10,000 from the Renewable Energy for America Program.The Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), the agricultural financing program of the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), approved $348,268 to support the digester project. “We were very pleased to help the Westminster Energy Group bring this project to fruition,” said Jo Bradley, VEDA’s Chief Executive Officer. “VACC has supported several anaerobic digester projects in recent years, helping Vermont farmers realize their renewable energy goals.”Green Mountain Power customers will also help with the ongoing payment to Westminster Farms. Green Mountain Power customers have the option of choosing to purchase renewable energy through GreenerGMP. Customers opting to pay an additional 3 cents per kwh support projects like Westminster Farms, as well as power from the Moretown Landfill methane plant. In the near future solar will be added to the list as Green Mountain Power is in the permitting process for a 200 kw solar plant.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power ( is external)) transmits, distributes and sells electricity and utility construction services in the State of Vermont in a service territory with approximately one quarter of Vermont’s population. It serves more than 200,000 people and businesses.Source: GMP. COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – October 20, 2009) –last_img read more

Inter find a loophole to pay less for Werner

first_imgIn case of not ending first within the German league as soon as the season resumes, its clause would robotically drop to 50 million euros, Excellent news for all of the groups that comply with, since that distinction could possibly be invested in different additions or in participant renewals on the roster. As quickly because the switch window opens, many will come for Werner, though if he leaves, it stays to be seen at what value it is going to be. Till now, we knew that given its potential it isn’t an excessively costly 9, contemplating that its cancellation clause is ready at 60 million euros. Nevertheless, as reported La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter, or some other membership might take away you out of your workforce at a cheaper price. And plainly it could solely value 60 million euros if RB Leipzig conquered the Bundesliga, one thing that appears tough on condition that they’re third within the classification to 5 factors from Bayern Munich and one from the Borussia Dortmund. Bundesliga* Knowledge up to date as of Might 7, 2020 This summer time, one of the vital coveted forwards with a actual probability of leaving his membership is Timo Werner. The RB Leipzig striker could make the leap to a nice this summer time, and he has groups like Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Barcelona or Inter de Milan. He prefers to play for the English membership though Jürgen Klopp doesn’t plan to make investments an excessive amount of in transfers after the coronavirus disaster. The Barca doesn’t sound too loud, because it has as a precedence to Lautaro MartinezBut when the Argentine went to the Catalan membership, Inter would need the German striker as a substitute. elevenlast_img read more