The Deerfield Wind project consists of 15 Gamesa 2.0MW, 80 meter hub-height wind turbines and 5 miles of access roads/crane paths on a “ridge-line” site. Reed & Reed was awarded the project in August 2016 following competitive bid selection process. The project is notable in that it is the first commercial wind project in the country on land managed by the US Forest Service.
Reed & Reed’s scope includes the sitework, access roads/crane paths and stormwater features, turbine foundations, turbine erection, mechanical completion, the underground electrical collector, and the Operations and Maintenance Building.
The project is being developed and will be owned and operated by Avangrid Renewables, and is located in Bennington County, Vermont.
Construction began in September 2016 and the project is scheduled to be operational in late 2017. According to Avangrid Renewables’ website, the project will produce enough energy to power about 14,000 average Vermont households annually. It is expected to deliver at least $400,000 per year in local economic benefits to the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro and an additional estimated $300,000 per year in tax payments to the State of Vermont.
Deerfield Wind is Reed & Reed’s 19th wind project in New England and when completed the Company will have installed more than 425 turbines producing over 1,040 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity.