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Turbine to be Installed Behind Wastewater Treatment Plant in Crisfield

 CRISFIELD, Md.- A single wind turbine will soon be installed behind Crisfield's wastewater treatment plant to offset electrical expenses.

The Maryland Department of Environment provided a $3.6 million green energy grant to help fund the wind energy project. 

Four parts of the 750 kilowatt turbine have already been delivered. Aeronautica Windpower LLC, a Massachusetts-based company, manufactures the community-scale machine. The turbine will be 300 ft. 

Noah Bradshaw, who recently retired as the city's inspector, said the project will improve energy efficiency at the treatment plant and save Crisfield a lot of money.

"You could save somewhere between $200,000 to $225,000 per year," Bradshaw said. "That's your biggest electrical expense in the city." 
Once all of the parts arrive, Bradshaw said it will take about three weeks to assemble and install the turbine. 

 "It [turbine] will slowly move about 16, 17 times a minute," Bradshaw said.

Some people around town shared their thoughts on the project.

 " I think it's wonderful, saves some money," Kenneth Harris said.

 " It will probably help. Everybody else is complaining about it, but I think it will help," said Gorman Abott, who also addressed the need for more jobs in the area. He said he hopes the city will get an economic boost by saving more money.

Bearing Construction Inc. is the contractor. 

The turbine will be complete in the New Year.

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