The resort has implemented several sustainability initiatives over the last two decades, including energy efficiency upgrades to their buildings and snowmaking activities. The new project jointly developed by Encore and Tangent Energy Solutions will generate clean, locally generated solar power and help Bromley reach their sustainability goals.
Sunwealth, one of Encore’s strategic partners, financed the project and will own and operate it for the life of the system. This project is the 6th collaborative effort between the two companies which has resulted in over $5 million of economic activity in Vermont. It also allows commercial customers like Bromley Mountain Resort to secure the social, environmental and economic benefits of attaining significant portions of their electrical demand from clean, renewable resources with zero money out of pocket.
“As a lifelong skier and winter sports enthusiast, I continue to be both encouraged and impressed with the Vermont ski industry’s ongoing commitment to reducing their energy footprint with proactive efficiency and renewable energy measures” said Chad Farrell, Founder and CEO of Encore Renewable Energy.
Bromley Mountain has long been interested in clean energy in the Green Mountains and have a strong commitment to energy conservation. Since 2000, the company has adopted almost every available energy efficiency technology in snowmaking. They continue to implement energy efficiency measures which recently included an upgraded snowmaking pump-house system with new, state-of-the-art Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors.
Construction will begin on the project this winter and the project is expected to be completed before summer 2021.