Unbelievable. At least someone is benefiting from that wasted money.
A Chinese firm will supply three wind turbines that will be installed at the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Providence waterfront.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. announced Monday that it had secured a deal for the three 1.5-megawatt turbines with Gilbane Building Co., the project contractor. Gilbane was selected by the Narragansett Bay Commission, the operator of the treatment plant, to put up the wind turbines as part of a $12 million renewable energy project.
Goldwind is China’s second-largest turbine manufacturer after Sinovel Wind Group, according to Bloomberg News. The Shenzhen-based company has nine factories in China and has the capability to manufacture 4,000 1.5-megawatt turbines annually.
The turbines at Field’s Point are expected to supply between 55 percent and 60 percent of the treatment plant’s power. Installation of the turbines is being funded in part by $750,000 in federal stimulus funds.
BTW, adding these wind turbines will make electricity more expensive.
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