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Vt. wind power owner complaining of 'curtailment'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The organization that manages the New England electric grid says it's working to make better use of renewable energy such as that produced by wind turbines and solar installations.

The comments by ISO New England come after the owner of one of Vermont's industrial wind-power projects complained his turbines were ordered to stop sending power to the electric grid during ideal generating conditions while other sources of power were allowed to keep producing electricity.

David Blittersdorf, of the four-turbine Georgia Mountain Community Wind project, says the turbines were producing at peak capacity Sunday night when ISO New England ordered them to stop sending power to the grid.

Blittersdorf says that while his project was offline the grid was running on nuclear, gas and coal-produced power.

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