Charlestown Wind Turbine Back in Action

Electricity-generating windmill returns to service after extended repair time.

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority announced Tuesday that the Charlestown wind turbine has returned to service.

According to Ria Convery, a spokesperson for the MWRA, the turbine began spinning again around 3 p.m. Monday.

The recent foundation reinforcement, she said, should be the last of the technical work performed on the site for the near future—though the authority is still slated to plant greenery around the turbine's base.

The turbine had suffered sporadic service in the past.

Earlier wind turbine stories:

Bill Carson August 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM
The Charlestown wind turbine cost 4.7 million dollars.The turbine started in Oct of 2011, The turbine has never run more than three months in a row. If you add up the construction period and the repair tme plus the landscape work the turbine has been under construction longer than it has worked . In Portsmouth Rhode Island a turbine built similar to this turbine with a gear box suffred a catastrophic event recently just after the turbine came out of warranty at three years old . The Charlestown wind turbine looks to be heading down the same road .The Portsmouth RI wind turbine had a lawsuit over the construction of the base and also had suffered sporadic service until the catasrophic event in June of this year.
Bill Carson February 24, 2013 at 03:14 PM
What was the total cost of the foundation re-do of the MWRA's Leaning Turbine of Charlestown ???
TheMaskedTruthsayer February 24, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Let us not forget the eternal bridge re-do, the bridge that will never be completed, the fa-eva bridge. How much longer will the sheeple of Massachusetts let them rub it in their faces and grin like idiots.
Bill Carson February 24, 2013 at 03:59 PM
The state says how many megawatts of renewable energy they have but the turbines are breaking down as fast as they go up. Many three year old turbines ,Princeton ,Ma-Otis AFB Cape Cod and Portsmouth High School ,Rhode Island have catastrophic gear box failures - The turbines in Fairhaven ,Falmouth ,Scituate and Kingston are making people sick . The Falmouth Select Board just voted to take two big magawatt turbines down way too close to residential homes The commercial wind turbine program looks like a giant failure -that what happens when the state gets involved with private business


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