Aug 11: On the Horizon in Lynn, Massachusetts
The City of Lynn (Mass.) Water and Sewer Commission plan to build a wind turbine at the town’s wastewater treatment plant which currently serves the four communities of Lynn, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Economically, the turbine is a smart move for the Commission and the people it serves. We have contracted to buy the project’s Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) once it begins to produce electricity sometime in 2012. The chosen contractor has ordered a Vestas RRB 600 kW turbine, and awaits manufacture and delivery. The turbine will stand 254 feet tall at this location, about the same size as wind turbines we support in Hull and in Worcester at Holy Name High School. Mass Energy’s long-term contract is a great example of how our program financially supports the development of community based wind turbines in New England. The Lynn Water and Sewer Commission can rely on this contract to help finance the wind turbine.