From waste to watts: Vermont ski resort runs on ‘Cow Power’

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Killington Ski Resort, Gondola, Cow Power Facebook | KillingtonA gondola at Killington Ski Resort running thanks to Cow Power. Killington Ski Resort may be best known as the largest ski and snowboard destination in the east, but this popular winter sport spot also has a unique power source for its gondola and lodge – Cow Power.

Cow Power is a renewable energy program that uses methane digesters to power local businesses, such as Killington, while benefiting area dairies, such as Monument Farms Dairy in Middlebury, Vt.

“Overall it’s been a good investment, and I’m glad we did it,” Peter James, co-owner of Monumental Farms said in a video promoting the program.

Click here or the embedded video above to watch the full clip. 

It didn’t take the resort long to realize the potential in using Cow Power to run their gondola as well as upcoming lodge.

Cow Power "For the resort, it's simple," Sarah Thorson, Killington communications manager, told ESPN in an article here. "We have the opportunity to support local farms and be more energy efficient. It's a win-win situation for us. For the farmers, it's pretty fantastic as well."

Cow Power is available across the state. Click here for more. 

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