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Wind Turbines May Come To Berlin

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BERLIN, Md. - The antique town of Berlin, know for its old fashioned look, is jumping into the 21st century.  "Town of Berlin has been looking toward green energy for some time now," says Timothy Lawrence, Electric Utility Director for the Town of Berlin.

A brand new wind turbine could be just what they've been looking for, plus, putting it by Berlin's electric substation won't change the down town's "old fashioned" feel.

This type of clean energy is no stranger to the Eastern Shore, but this particular design could be a little different.  While wind turbines are an inherently quiet, officials guarantee this design would practically whisper.  Near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the wind turbine towers at just over 100 feet.  Berlin's turbine would be almost half the size at 65 feet tall.

This project could, also, not only save Berlin money, it could make some too.

"There will be times when you're using less energy than what the wind turbine is actually producing, so then you have what's called export power, they're exporting power back to the grid."

And that energy bounce-back at least a little, extra money into the city.  Officials say the turbine's designer will pay to have it installed, the only cost to the town? About $5,000 that will go toward running cable from the power grid to the wind turbine.

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