Vermont Tissue Paper Will Reopen Under New Ownership

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A dormant hydroelectric plant in Vermont is planning to reopen under new ownership after its closure in 2018.

According to town property records, the Vermont Tissue Paper hydroelectric plant was sold to North Bennington Hydroelectric for $100,000 on Oct. 27.

The new manager said the company has already started working on updating the plant. One of the two generating turbines is now operating and producing electricity, The Bennington Banner reported.

Before it was restored in 2016, the plant had been closed for decades. A drilling accident in 2018 near the Walloomsac River caused the former owner to close down the plant as a precaution, and it has remained inactive since then, the newspaper said.

North Bennington Hydroelectric said it plans to have the plant fully operational by the end of the year.