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Wind Energy

Organization(s) Narragansett Bay Commission
Project Description NBC received $25,000 in matching grant funding from RISEO to study the feasibility of utilizing one or two megawatt class wind turbines at its Fields Point WWTF. The renewable electricity produced would be used to offset a portion of the facility's electric demand. Currently the electric load at the Field's Point facility totals 2 MW and is expected to increase when the facility is upgraded to remove nutrients. Offsetting the demand behind the meter can result in a cost savings of as much as $0.11/kWh. NBC is currently measuring wind speeds at the site using a meteorological tower on loan from Roger Williams University.

If these on-going feasibility studies show acceptable returns on investment, NBC is prepared to partially finance either one or both of these projects using $2.6 M in zero interest Clean Renewable Energy Bonds allocated to NBC specifically for these projects. Successful implementation of these projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions while helping to stabilize sewer rates in the area.

Project Contact
Name Barry Wenskowicz
Phone 401-461-8848 ext. 329
Project Keywords
Processes Wastewater Treatment
Areas of P2 Expertise Energy Efficiency
Industrial Sectors Water Use/Treatment
Activity Keywords Funding and grants, Research and development
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 17 No. 1, Spring 2007 [PDF]


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