Press Release: Public Utility Commission Adopts Rule on Sound from Wind Generation Facilities

07 November 2017
On Nov. 7, 2017, the PUC announced adoption of a rule establishing sound standards for wind-generation facilities. The PUC’s rule sets standards for three categories of wind facilities:
  • small (up to 50 kW)
  • medium (50 to 150 kW)
  • large (greater than 150 kW)

Decibel Limits by Wind Facility Size

  • Small and Medium - 42-decibel limit 100 feet from nearby residences
  • Large - 42 decibels during the day and 39 decibels at night

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Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Commission
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
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