We’re excited. Ground has been broken and the preparations have started for the arrival of the new wind turbines to be located at Gloucester Engineering. The turbines are expected to start operating in December. The parts will come in both by truck and barge over the next few weeks.
Here is an excerpt from the recent Gloucester Daily Times article, October 17, 2012, by Steven Fletcher – Staff Writer
Gloucester’s Power Play – City estimates turbine deal will save $500K yearly
The city is expecting to save roughly $250,000 on its energy costs this fiscal year after a pair of 2 megawatt wind turbines at Gloucester Engineering are switched on in December.
And City Chief Financial Officer Jeff Towne said he expects the city will save over $500,000 on its electric bill in the 2013-14 fiscal year, all through a power purchase agreement the city signed with Equity Industrial Turbines, a division of the Equity Industrial Partners corporation that owns the Gloucester Engineering property.