Cow Power™, offered by GMP, provides significant benefits to people. The program helps participating Vermont farmers, the environment, and furthers state policy. Many people want to reduce their reliance on non-renewable energy, so providing people with a renewable energy choice is important.
Cow Power will also provide a new income stream to participating farmers, help reduce some of the water quality impacts of farming through the introduction of innovative manure management technologies, and significantly reduce manure odors, particularly during spreading.
Participating farms may also reduce bedding costs by using dry byproducts of the process in place of sawdust or other bedding. Funds not supporting farm methane power will support other renewable generation resources.
Sixteen cows are all it takes to power the Woodstock, Vermont Full Circle Trolley.