Gov. Peter Shumlin is questioning why a wind farm in the Northeast Kingdom was told to power down right in the middle of a heat wave.
Green Mountain Power says it was asked to turn off its 21 turbines on Lowell Mountain and replace that output by firing up fossil fuel generators.
Shumlin says that decision runs counter to Vermont's goal of producing, clean renewable energy.
But ISO New England, which manages the New England power grid, says it makes decisions based on reliability, not environmental concerns. ISO says power lines in northern Vermont cannot carry enough voltage to be a reliable source of energy during periods of high demand.
There will be fewer school districts in Vermont if Gov. Peter Shumlin has his way. The governor is urging the Legislature to produce a bill for him to sign. The plan has lawmakers nervous because it could lead to loss of local control.More >>