Deerfield Wind Farm
Towns of Searsburg and Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont.
The Deerfield Wind project would be built on U.S. Forest Service land, near the existing Searsburg wind project. The project will include 15 wind turbines, eight in Searsburg and seven in Readsboro, which will produce enough energy to power about 14,000 average Vermont households. It is expected to deliver at least $400,000 per year in local economic benefits and an additional estimated $300,000 per year for the State of Vermont.
The Deerfield Wind project will consist of 15 modern wind turbines, each on 78 meter towers. Manufactured by Gamesa, the turbines are comprised of 8 G97 turbines, with 97 meter rotor diameters; and 7 G87 turbines, with 87 meter rotor diameters.
Green Mountain Power. View the press release.
Deerfield Wind has worked for a number of years through the permitting processes at the federal and state level. The Project has been reviewed over the course of years by the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB), and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). As the Project is located on Forest Service land, it has been subject to a multi-year review by the U.S. Forest Service, including an Environmental Impact Statement and Special Use Permits. Additional federal reviews and consultations have occurred with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.