Oversubscribed northern Vermont power grid costing utilities millions #VT

By National Wind Watch Because wind power can be throttled back to protect the grid when too much electricity is being generated at once, wind generators in the SHEI area sometimes suffer “curtailment,” when New England’s electrical grid authorities force the turbines to produce less power than they’re able.

Of the 105 megawatts of wind power that the region can produce, Green Mountain Power owns the largest contributor — Kingdom Community Wind, which generates up to 63 megawatts. This is also by a wide margin the largest in-state source of power in the SHEI region.

Curtailments on these and other generators meant that GMP has made

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