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Wind Turbine Construction Begins in Crisfield

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Crisfield wind turbine construction. (Photo: WBOC) Crisfield wind turbine construction. (Photo: WBOC)

CRISFIELD, Md. - The wind turbine project in Crisfield has been in the works for years but construction is finally underway.

The pieces were delivered on Wednesday and the construction on the turbine got underway Thursday afternoon.  There were a handful of neighbors from Crisfield on hand to watch as the first piece of the turbine was lifted into place, including Gerald Blackwell.

"Well, I am observing history with this turbine going up.  I wouldn't miss it for the world," Blackwell said.

According to the project engineers, the turbine itself will stand at about 215 feet.  When the blades of the turbine are vertical, the entire structure will be 302 making it not only the tallest structure in Crisfield, but the tallest wind turbine on the Eastern Shore.  The turbine is being built behind the city's waste water treatment plant with a goal of saving the city thousands of dollars of month on its electric bill.

The idea of the city saving so much money monthly was exciting news for some city taxpayers.

"I think it's going to be financially huge for out town," said Billie Chandler of Crisfield.  "And I think it's going to be a big plus for the city of Crisfield to save money."

"I've seen them when I pass them in other places and I don't mind them.  And I know what it's doing.  Saving money," said life-long Crisfield resident, Paul Emely.

There were a few people who spoke with WBOC, who wished to not be formally interviewed, but express concerns about the wind turbine becoming and eye sore.  Others were concerned the city would end up footing the bill if the turbine breaks.  But a majority of the people WBOC spoke with Thursday were in favor of the project.

Project engineers said the turbine itself will take about a week to construct but there is a good deal of electrical work that must be done before the turbine is operational.  However, the blades of the turbine should soon be swinging in Crisfield. 

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