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Burlington Electric Department

The Burlington Electric Department (BED) is a municipally-owned electric utility located in Burlington, Vermont.[1] It is the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Vermont. It has over 19,600 customers. It is the only utility providing electricity to the city and the Burlington International Airport, South Burlington.

Generating plants

It operates and owns 50% of a wood-powered electric generating facility. When this was constructed in 1984, it was the world’s largest wood-burning generating plant. It still is one of the largest today.[2]

The 30-megawatt coal-fired Moran Generating Station, named for Mayor J.E. Moran, was completed in 1954.[2]

History

The utility was created in 1905, after city officials grew dissatisfied with the investor-owned Burlington Light and Power Company and its pricing.[2]

Moran, a coal-fired plant was closed in the late 20th century. The city has planned to convert it to recreation or museum use.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Burlington Plans Major Electric Power Upgrade". WCAX. September 7, 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b c Burlington Electric Department retrieved October 4, 2009
  3. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (4 October 2009). "City shows off progress at electric plant". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1B. 

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