hydro power and paran creek

Plans for hydro power generation at the dam next to the North Bennington fire station on Paran Creek

The schematic plan above shows the potential location of a hydroelectric generating station next to the fire department, on Paran Creek, in North Bennington. On March 16, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) amounced that it had accepted preliminary applications for hydro stations at the fire station and at Lake Paran. The Village has supported the applications, which were developed by Bennington College students working with local hydro developer, Bill Scully. More project information is available through the links below.