Vermont enjoys an excellent wind resource, the most efficient source of power available.
Wind energy reduces fossil fuel use and stabilizes energy costs, whether produced on site or purchased from a utility. In 2014, 56 wind turbines provided 4.3% of Vermont’s electricity (powering the equivalent of 28,000 homes). Turbines require high, stable winds—in Vermont, most often found on ridges of about 2,400 feet. This necessitates careful siting to avoid wildlife and other impacts.