Washington Electric Co-op approve expansion of landfill generating plant

first_imgCO-OP MEMBERS VOTE TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF LANDFILL GENERATING PLANT97% Vote In FavorThe members of Washington Electric Co-op have voted overwhelmingly (1,802 in favor, 50 against) to support the expansion of their generating plant at Vermont’s largest landfill in Coventry. Construction will start immediately and the additional generating equipment is expected to be on line in early 2009.The plant, which generates electricity by burning the methane produced by decomposing trash, began operating in July 2005. It had already been expanded once in January 2007. This second expansion will increase the plant’s generating capacity from its present 6.4 megawatts to 8.0 megawatts. The Coventry facility is now generating about two-thirds of all the electricity used by WEC’s members at well below market cost.WEC applied to state regulators for approval of the second expansion in July of this year, and the Vermont Public Service Board issued a Certificate of Public Good on September 17th. Vermont law requires that an electric cooperative’s members also approve such a project following the PSB’s action. WEC’s Board of Directors authorized a special meeting and vote for October 7th, with voting by mail occurring over the past two weeks.Founded in 1939, Washington Electric Co-op is a consumer-owned utility serving over 10,000 member households and businesses in 41 towns in Orange, Washington, Caledonia and a small part of Orleans Counties.last_img read more

MLB trade news: Athletics acquire pitcher Homer Bailey from Royals

first_img Blue Jays’ Ken Giles sidelined with nerve inflammation after massage Oakland has acquired RHP Homer Bailey from Kansas City in exchange for MiLB IF Kevin Merrell.Bailey is 3-1 with a 3.35 ERA (16 ER, 43.0 IP) with 37 strikeouts in his last 8 starts.— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) July 14, 2019Bailey, 33, is 7-6 this season with a 4.80 ERA and has 18 starts with Kansas City. He spent his first twelve seasons in MLB with the Reds but was traded to the Dodgers in the offseason. Los Angeles waived him shortly after, freeing him up to sign with the Royals for the league minimum.Oakland entered Sunday’s game six games back from the American League West-leading Astros. The Athletics currently hold the second wild-card spot and are barely trailing the Rays for the first. Related News Cardinals Hall of Famer Bob Gibson diagnosed with pancreatic cancer Oakland has landed a new pitcher.The Athletics announced Sunday that they acquired right-hander Homer Bailey from the Royals in exchange for infielder Kevin Merrell. Kansas City, on the other hand, is fourth in the American League Central and out of the postseason hunt.last_img read more