Request Withdrawn for Seneca Wind

Published 06/09 2014 11:23AM

Updated 06/11 2014 09:52AM

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Plans to build a 20-turbine wind farm in Northeast Vermont recently took a step backward.

Eolian Renewable Energy, the developer of the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind project, withdrew an interconnection request filed with ISO New England.

An interconnection request is a necessary step in allowing power from a new energy project to flow into the regional grid, operated by ISO New England.

In a written statement to FOX44/ABC22 Seneca Mountain Wind officials said, "the information cited in recent news articles concerning Seneca Mountain Wind’s termination of its interconnection request and the cost estimates for interconnecting its facility contains confidential and privileged information that was not released by Seneca or any of its affiliates. We are evaluating how the information was disclosed and do not have any further comment at this time."

In January, a non-binding vote conducted among potentially impacted Northeast Vermont landowners revealed many locals oppose the project.

According to the developer, planning for the project began in the summer of 2011. It says the project would mostly impact the rural towns of Brighton, Ferdinand, and Newark.

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