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Providence wind turbines to power water treatment facility

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By: Chelsea Priest, cpriest@abc6.com

They've been spinning since October and on Monday, the Narragansett Bay Commission officially, along with other state officials celebrated the wind turbines at the Field's Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Narragansett Bay Commission executive director, Raymond Marshall explains, "We had the opportunity to become a clean air agency, essentially by putting up the turbines and reducing the amount of carbon emissions that are generated for the electricity we need, we seized the opportunity."

And not only is it an environmentally friendly option, there are financial upsides too. The three turbines are expected to produce about 35-40% of the energy consumed at the treatment facility. Narragansett Bay Commission chairman, Vincent Mesolella also adds, "As long as the wind is blowing, we'll be generating revenue. We expect that our revenue picture will be over a million dollars a year given some of the wind modeling we have done."

 

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