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CELEBRATING VERMONT'S HISTORY OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

Learn about the history of wind energy on grandpa's knob

RESTORING, HONORING HISTORY

In 1941, the world’s first electric grid wind turbine sat atop Grandpa’s Knob. Grandpa’s Knob Community Wind (GKCW) is a proposed single wind turbine project to be sited in Castleton, Vermont just below the peak near where that first turbine sat.

COMMUNITY ENERGY PROJECT

Like the 1941 turbine, GKCW’s turbine will be interconnected with the local electric grid, providing wind powered energy to Vermonters as part of the state’s renewable energy “Standard Offer” procurement program. Working with the community and the Select Boards, GKCW intends the project to benefit the local community, specifically the towns of Castleton, Hubbardton, West Rutland, and Pittsford, with tax revenue and other benefits.
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