The Trombley Hill Solar project was the first project completed under the partnership between Encore Renewable Energy and the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (“VPPSA”), which was formed to pursue the development, financing and construction of approximately 10 MWp of solar capacity on behalf of VPPSA’s municipal utility members. The 1.3MWp project, which is sited on underutilized property owned by Morrisville Water and Light, was commissioned on in early 2019, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Vermont Congressman Peter Welch in June 2019.
Trombley Hill Solar is expected to produce approximately 1,500,000 kWh per year, enough to power approximately 208 homes.
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This was the first utility project to come online under Vermont’s Standard Offer program in 2019.
The Standard Offer Program was established in 2009 to promote the rapid deployment of small renewable electricity generation through long-term, fixed-price contracts. The total program capacity of 127.5 MW is distributed annually by a least-cost auction. Costs are allocated among Vermont utilities based on their share of electric sales.