Union School Hydroelectric Project
Crocker, Brendan Popp, Ian Young - 9th Grade
We are planning an environmentally sound,
damless diversion hydro project on Nasmith Brook and land
owned by Twinfield Union School. The school has a $60,000
annual power bill. We hope to generate about
two-thirds of the school's power requirements. Our project will
help curb global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions
more than 200 tons annually. It will protect fish and
allow for more money in the school budget for more educational
opportunities. Here are more details.
News Flash: The
Twinfield project leaders will join scientists to present the
details of their project at the annual River
Management Symposium in Portland, Maine, May 12-15, 2008.
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Learn about our project from a presentation we gave
to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in the summer of
Times Argus Article
the project and its obstacles. (February 24, 2008)
Seven Days Article
the project and its obstacles. (May 16, 2007)
School Hydro Project Video - I
This video news clips describes the benefits of a small environmentally
sound hydroelectric project for the Twinfield School.
School Hydro Project Video - II
Emlyn Crocker, a student at Twinfield School in Plainfield,
Vermont, interviews Alvin and Arlon Warner, developers of local
School Hydro Project Video - III
Vermont Senator William Doyle
interviews three Twinfield students about their hydro project.