Vernon, VT power plant proposals

With the closing of VT Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in 2014, there have been a couple of ideas tossed around for more energy generation development.

When the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline was still under consideration, local developers Stonewall Energy Advisors floated the idea of a 620 MW, gas-fired plant to be located near the electrical switch yard, a substantial grid connection station already in place. When the NED pipeline proposal was withdrawn, this project was put on hold indefinitely.

This year, the Vernon Planning Commission has begun discussing a more diversified power generation plan based on solar, wind, hydro development and battery storage, but is still including possible gas-fueled generation in the mix.

» Chapter 3 in Vernon’s energy drama
by Vernon Planning Commission, published in Vermont Digger
Apr. 25, 2017
This proposal appears to be for the actual VT Yankee nuclear plant site, not the Miller Farm field just north of the switchyard and VT Yankee site. This proposal is still in the early stages and may be open to influence from the public. The Vernon Planning Commission hopes to have the plan firmed up by next year.

Watch this page for developments


» With pipeline dead, plans in limbo for Vernon gas plant
by Mike Faher, Vermont Biz
April 28, 2016

» Vernon voters back proposed gas-fired power plant
by Mike Faher, VTDigger
March 1, 2016

» Vernon discusses gas plant to replace Vermont Yankee
By Maddi Shaw, Brattleboro Reformer
November 13, 2015

» Possible natural gas power plant eyed for former Vermont Yankee nuclear plant site in Vernon
By Mary C. Serreze, MassLive / Springfield Republican
September 23, 2015


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