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U.S. Forest service enrolls in CVPS Cow Power


October 27, 2008
By Central Vermont Public Service Cow Power

dairycows04October 21, 2008 – Central Vermont
Public Service (CVPS) recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service
has enrolled its Rutland headquarters in CVPS Cow Power, a manure-based
farm-to-consumer energy program, to lessen its environmental impact and
reduce the impact of energy usage.

October 21, 2008 – Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has enrolled its Rutland headquarters in CVPS Cow Power, a manure-based farm-to-consumer energy program, to lessen its environmental impact and reduce the impact of energy usage.

dairycows04The U.S. Forest Service will pay approximately $2,100 more for electricity per year due to its enrolment. The funds, paid through a premium on 25 percent of the forest service’s electrical usage, will be directed towards farm-producers who supply renewable energy, other renewable products, or incentives to help more farms get into the energy business.

There are 4,000 CVPS customers enrolled in the first manure-based farm-to-consumer energy program.

Customers of CVPS can select to receive all, half or a quarter of their electrical energy through Cow Power. The fund provides grants to farm owners to develop on-farm generation. Farm-producers are also paid 95 percent of the market price for all of the energy sold to CVPS.


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