BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Voters in Burlington, Vt., will decide next week whether the city should purchase a hydroelectric dam that provides the equivalent of about 8 percent of its annual power consumption.
The March 4 ballot includes a proposal to approve bonds that would allow the Burlington Electric Department to purchase the Winooski One hydroelectric dam for $16 million.
The Burlington Free Press reports that Mayor Miro Weinberger joined utility and business leaders Monday to promote the deal. They called it a one-time opportunity that comes with no rate increase and is based on a proven, stable technology with no carbon emissions and no new transmission lines.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PO Box 4508