Dairy Farm Generates Public Power From Cow Manure

$1.2 million dollar project -- half paid for by the government -- will generate enough electricity to power more than 300 homes.

Published: 18-Jan-2005

The 1,500 cows at Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport are producing more than just milk. They're generating electricity.

The methane gas from their manure is being used to produce electricity for Vermont's largest utility.

"This is the first time anywhere in the country that a farm-based generation has been offered to customers as a renewable choice," Central Vermont Public Service Corp. spokesman Steve Costello said Friday.

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