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Turbine Independence ceases operations

The Independence wind turbine stopped turning permanently in 2019, putting an end to the complaints about noise and flicker that plagued it for seven years.

The Independence wind turbine stopped turning permanently in 2019, putting an end to the complaints about noise and flicker that have plagued it for seven years.

KINGSTON – The Independence wind turbine stopped turning permanently in 2019, putting an end to the complaints about noise and flicker that plagued it for seven years.

Town officials say the second abatement order approved by the Board of Health to address those complaints basically put an end to the wind turbine project on the town's capped landfill.

Kingston Wind Independence, the turbine’s owner, was ordered to cease operations this fall after failing to comply with the requirements for operation of the turbine, and the turbine will eventually be dismantled.

Town Administrator Tom Calter confirmed that KWI is essentially out of business, owing the town more than $600,000, after being a going concern. The legal wrangling continues into the new year, and more information on the decommissioning of the turbine will be revealed going forward.

At the Special Town Meeting in November, voters approved $10,000 to be paid to Eversource as needed to cover the cost of providing electricity to the... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

The Independence wind turbine stopped turning permanently in 2019, putting an end to the complaints about noise and flicker that have plagued it for seven years.

KINGSTON – The Independence wind turbine stopped turning permanently in 2019, putting an end to the complaints about noise and flicker that plagued it for seven years.

Town officials say the second abatement order approved by the Board of Health to address those complaints basically put an end to the wind turbine project on the town's capped landfill.

Kingston Wind Independence, the turbine’s owner, was ordered to cease operations this fall after failing to comply with the requirements for operation of the turbine, and the turbine will eventually be dismantled.

Town Administrator Tom Calter confirmed that KWI is essentially out of business, owing the town more than $600,000, after being a going concern. The legal wrangling continues into the new year, and more information on the decommissioning of the turbine will be revealed going forward.

At the Special Town Meeting in November, voters approved $10,000 to be paid to Eversource as needed to cover the cost of providing electricity to the turbine until it’s safe to stop.

The town’s Renewable Energy Grant and Loan Opportunity program that received revenue from the turbine was suspended at least temporarily in October, although the new 2.3 megawatt solar project on the landfill could give it new life for residents interested in pursuing home renewable energy projects.


Source: https://kingston.wickedloca...

JAN 7 2020
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