Wind Power to be Used for Crisfield Wastewater Treatment Plant
A single wind turbine will soon sit behind the Crisfield wastewater treatment plant.
The Maryland Department of Environment gave $3.6 million in a green energy grant to fund the project which will offset some of the electrical costs at the facility.
Four parts of the 750 kilowatt turbine has already shown up provided by Aeronautica Windpower LLC based in Massachusetts.
It will stand 300 feet tall.
Noah Bradshaw, who recently retired as the city’s inspector, told WBOC that the town could save somewhere between $200-thousand and a quarter of a million per year.
That, he adds, is the city’s biggest electrical expense.