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 a hydro stations at the fire station. The Village has supported the application, which was developed by Bennington College students working with local hydro developer, Bill Scully. A proposal to place another turbine at the Lake Paran dam has not moved forward.
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