[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Understanding Article 14 is imperative  

Credit:  www.capenews.net ~~

While awaiting Mr. Suso’s expanded wind project disposition report, Town Meeting members (Falmouth taxpayers) should try and gain some context to the $2.5 million appropriation request.

Two Minnesota wind farms (Nobles Wind Farm and Palmer’s Creek Wind Farm), having comparably sized and dimensional turbines as Falmouth, submitted utility documents addressing decommissioning costs [internet available] to the requisite regulatory authorities. Projected in 2019 dollars, the cost is estimated at $410,000 to $532,000 per turbine (storage analysis not included). Costs were admittedly conservative by the project consultants, meaning that costs likely represent the high-end estimate of decommissioning.

The town’s consultant (Weston & Sampson) understandably has little expertise with wind turbine decommissioning budgets, since very few industry professionals have had hands-on experience decommissioning wind energy facilities. Yet, assuming storage costs contribute minimally to the total, how is it that the cost difference for turbine dismantling should vary so very much?

It’s an expensive question that deserves some explanation.

Mark J. Cool

Fire Tower Road

West Falmouth

Source:  www.capenews.net

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.