Falmouth turbine flap in costly spiral
Selectmen are scheduled Monday to vote on their recommendations for warrant articles for the annual and special town meetings. Three of the articles would collectively order the removal of the turbines.
Town Manager Julian Suso has estimated it will cost $5 million to $15 million to remove them.
March 7, 2013
by Sean Teehan
in Cape Cod Times
Falmouth may have to pay back nearly $5 million in federal stimulus funds it received to construct one of its wind turbines.
The state Department of Environmental Protection released the federal money to the town in 2010 as a loan that would become a grant once the town's second wind turbine project is complete.
But with about a month until Falmouth's town meeting is scheduled to vote on whether to remove its two municipal turbines, the town has not filed paperwork with the DEP to certify the second one as a completed project.
The town is possibly facing millions of dollars in costs... [continue via Web link]