Jan 19 2009
A proposed hydropower development along Otter Creek in Middlebury, Vermont, has run up against questions being asked by the key owners of water rights along that part of the stream: The owner being the city of Middlebury.
The small-hydro plan had been progressing through regulatory channels and made early steps through the process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
But the small city of Middlebury, which has the water rights in the area and also some of the land where the hydro plant would be located, has questions about the project, and its’ approval is not a given. Selectmen for the town said that in general, they look favorably on the hydro project, but need to examine the details. [see the Addison County [VT] Independent, January 19]