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GMP gets time to research Lowell sound

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LOWELL, Vt. (AP) - Vermont utility regulators are giving Green Mountain Power the rest of the year to research how to continuously monitor sound from its Lowell wind turbine project.

The board wants to know from the utility and the Department of Public Service about whether continuous monitoring from the 21 turbines is financially and physically feasible.

The Caledonian Record reports the department wants the utility to pay a penalty for several noise violations last winter that came from selected monitoring of four areas around the turbines. The department wants the Public Service Board enforce a $56,000 penalty against Green Mountain Power to be used to do continuous monitoring.

The utility wanted to do more research. Spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure said they now have more time to do a comprehensive look at monitoring options.

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