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Crisfield wind turbine project close to completion

Crisfield wind turbine project close...

CRISFIELD, Md. - In Somerset County, one city is close to completing an energy efficient project that is expected to save residents money.

The City of Crisfield kicked off construction for a wind turbine last fall, and  they tell us it is expected to be completed within  a month.

The turbine is expected to cover the energy costs for the city's waste water treatment plant, and any extra energy that is generated would be sold back to the National Grid.

Rick Pollitt, the City Manager, says there is a few things left to do before the turbine is fully functional, that includes, site work  as well as finishing up  electronic communications.

"It's kind of landmark, there are not a lot a lot of municipalities that have done this, and it's going to be kind of a test case. People want to see if this workouts it might serve as a model for future wind energy projects on the East Coast," says Pollitt.

Pollitt says it will take at least 2 to 3 months to know exactly how much money will be saved.

 


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