RE-Powering Site Profile

RE-Powering Site Profile Page

EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative encourages the reuse of current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites for renewable energy development, when such development is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. The Initiative identifies the renewable energy potential of these sites and provides other useful resources for communities, developers, industry, state and local governments or anyone interested in reusing these sites for renewable energy development.

The following site profile was generated from data included in the RE-Powering Mapper tool. The Mapper makes it possible to view EPA's information about renewable energy potential on contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites. The sites were identified using screening criteria developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab. Over 130,000 sites have been screened. As part of this effort, EPA included Federally tracked sites and collaborated with 17 state agencies (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) to include their readily available data. The Initiative intends to update and expand the number of states included in the Mapper periodically. This data collection and screening was last performed in August 2018. For more complete information about the screening process and data, please consult the Data Documentation for Mapping and Screening.

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Site Information
Proximity to Infrastructure & Electricity Demand
Screening Criteria

       



Site Information

TOPSHAM PLATING
.5
BROWNFIELDS
37462
26 POWDER SPRING ROAD
TOPSHAM
VT
05086
24758



Solar Profile and Screening Results

3.79



Wind Profile and Screening Results

YES
5.99
6.41
7.06
7.33



Proximity to Infrastructure & Electricity Demand

3.7110942045
3.3688057984
230
IN SERVICE
BARRE--MONTPELIER, VT URBAN CLUSTER
21675



Screening Criteria

Renewable Energy Type and Scale Estimated RE Project Capacity Range Renewable Energy Resource Availability Acreage (acres) Distance to Transmission (miles) Distance to Graded Roads (miles)
Solar PV   Direct Normal      
    (kWh/m2/day)      
Large utility scale ≥ 100 MW ≥ 3.0 ≥ 550 ≤ 20 ≤ 10
Utility scale 5-100 MW ≥ 3.0  275 < 550 ≤ 10 ≤ 10
Small utility scale 2-50 MW ≥ 3.0 11 < 275 ≤ 5 ≤ 10
Large distributed scale 10 KW- 2 MW ≥ 3.0 ≥ 0.06 -- ≤ 1
Off-grid  N/A ≥ 2.5 -- -- --
Acreage Unknown -- ≥ 3.0 -- -- --
           
Wind   Wind speed (m/s)      
Large utility scale ≥ 100 MW 5.5 m/s at 80 m ≥ 1200 ≤ 20 ≤ 10
Utility scale 50-100 MW 5.5 m/s at 80 m 600 < 1200 ≤ 10 ≤ 10
Small utility scale 15-50 MW 5.5 m/s at 80 m 100 < 600 ≤ 5 ≤ 10
Large distributed scale 5-15 MW 5.5 m/s at 80 m ≥ 10 -- ≤ 10
1-2 Turbine sites < 5 MW 5.5 m/s at 80 m ≥ 3 -- ≤ 1
Off-grid N/A 5.5 m/s at 60 m ≥ 0.25  -- --
Acreage Unknown -- 5.5 m/s at 80 m -- -- --
Biomass   Biomass potential within 50 miles (metric tons/yr)      
Biopower > 10 MW ≥ 150,000 (woody) ≥ 6 ≤ 10 ≤ 3 road; ≤ 8 rail
Biorefinery > 20 MMgal/year ≥ 286,000 (herbaceous) ≥ 132 N/A ≤ 3road; ≤ 8 rail 
Geothermal    Near Surface Temperature    
Heat Pump N/A 10° C (50° F) to 24° C (75° F)  Acreage and distance variables are not included in the prescreening.