Vermont Utility Orders Wind Turbines from Colorado Company for Lowell Mountain Wind Project

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COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain Power has ordered the turbines for the Lowell Mountain wind project in northern Vermont.

Vestas-American Wind Technology says it will build blades in Colorado for the 21 turbines for the Kingdom Community Wind Project, which is under construction near Lowell.

Vestas says the 180-foot-long blades will be the first product of the plant in Brighton, just north of Denver. The plant is scheduled to begin operation late this year.

Vestas has three other plants in Colorado. A second Brighton plant assembles nacelles, which house the turbine. A plant in Pueblo builds towers for the turbines and a plant in Windsor that manufactures 144-foot and 161-foot blades.

The turbines headed to Vermont are scheduled to be installed and running in Lowell by the end of next year.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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