Vermont Small Hydro Association (VSHA)
Small-scale community hydro is flowing ... and growing.
The VSHA, our local trade organization, promotes
and supports the development of small, environmentally friendly
hydroelectric generation at existing dams and damless diversions
throughout Vermont. For more information about VSHA,contact
Anne Stevens (astevens at sover.net).
Small Hydro Brochure
We've created a brochure to help you spread the
word about small hydro. You can download it in two versions:
PDF - This is an Adobe Acrobat reader file (233K) that will
print nicely on 8.5"x11" paper. It's got all the details
on the benefits of small hydro. And it includes language to help
get our referendum supporting small hydro (see below) on your
Town Meeting ballot.
Version - This is the same brochure as a Microsoft Publisher
file (470K). If you have Publisher, you can edit the brochure
to meet your own community's needs. You might also find that your
local print shop can help with the editing as well.
17, 2006 - (28K PDF file)
The Vermont Small
VSHA is initiating a grass-roots effort to bring
small-scale hydro power to Vermont cities and towns. With signatures
from at least 5% of registered voters, a town can be on its way
toward energy independence. Generally, signatures are due at the
Town Clerk's office by the middle of January in order to be included
on the 2007 Town Meeting ballot. If you succeed at getting this
initiative on your community's Town Meeting agenda, please contact
Anne (astevens at sover.net) to let her know who specifically
is working on the initiative. Thanks!
Referendum Petition - Use this
form to gather signatures to get hydro on the Town Meeting ballot.
It's a 12K PDF file.
Progress List - Here's
a list of Vermont communities, the folks to contact, and progress
on the referendum.