- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

LOWELL, Vt. (AP) - In a story May 12 about wind farm warning lights in Lowell, Vermont, The Associated Press erroneously reported the status of the project. It needs final approval from the FAA and state regulators, not just the FAA.

The story also misstated the number of turbines. There are 21 turbines, not 16.

It also erroneously reported when the current lights are turned on. The lights are activated at night, not all the time.

A corrected version of the story is below:

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new system of warning lights for wind turbines, such as are in use in Lowell, Vermont.

The Caledonian Record reports (http://bit.ly/23Khv5m) Green Mountain Power promised to install radar-activated warning lights on 21 turbines that were put up in 2012. But state utility regulators allowed regular red lights to go up while the company applied for the new lights with the FAA.

The new lights only activate when aircraft are nearby. The turbines’ current red lights are activated at night.

The company says it’s putting those lights up to preserve the dark night sky along the Lowell Mountain ridgeline.

Utility officials say it could take a year before final approval is received from the FAA and state regulators.



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