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Island Grid Renovation News
Our skilled Line Crew has been busy replacing old poles, transformers, and high voltage power lines.  The North Haven island grid renovation project was completed in late 2014.  The Vinalhaven island grid renovation project was started in early 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2015.  As a result of these ambitious projects, our Coop's grid is in outstanding condition.


In the winter month of February, 2015, the islands were battered by six blizzards.   Because of the grid renovation work and the 2014 right-of-way tree cutting work, we experienced only a few outages during the entire winter.


Our Wind Farm and CO2
As islands in the sea our Vinalhaven and North Haven communities face a future with rising sea levels due to the increasing levels of CO2 in our atmosphere.  Our Wind Farm produces zero CO2.   We are a shining national example of a community taking positive action to reduce CO2 production.  We are proud to stand on the cutting edge of America's renewable green energy.  Over the past five years (2010 to 2014), our communities' Wind Farm has generated over 56,601,000 green energy Kilo-Watt-Hours (KWHs).  The Wind Farm's KWHs production negated the burning of coal that would have pumped 59,997 Tons of CO2 into our atmosphere, and that would have taken 43,797 Tons of Oxygen out of our atmosphere.

Wind Farm Stabilized Energy Cost
Most important, our renewable green-energy Wind Farm has stabilized and at times reduced our islands' electricity bills.

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