New Wind Turbine Along the Mystic

The new wind turbine you may have seen being erected in the last few weeks belongs to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA - not MyRWA!).

According to the MWRA press release:

"MWRA is installing a new, 1.5 megawatt wind turbine at the DeLauri Sewer Pump Station in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The turbine will generate 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year and save MWRA ratepayers $350,000 annually. The power generated will be net-metered to offset MWRA electricity costs.

This $4.7 million project was paid for with stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The completed turbine structure will measure 364 feet high at blade peak. Installation will be performed by design/build contractor Lumus Construction."

MyRWA is happy to see additional renewable energy sources in the Mystic!