Skip to comments.Bayonne says [$5.6M]windmill that powers sewage pumping station is coming back online
Posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:17 AM PST by SMGFan
Bayonnes windmill should be spinning by the end of the week, a city official said yesterday.
One of the transformers at the East Fifth Street pumping station sustained water damage after Hurricane Sandy struck on Oct. 29, and the stations wind turbine has been down for the count ever since.
The transformer should be replaced today and will be powered up before the end of the week, Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Stephen Gallo said yesterday.
The $5.6 million windmill, paid for in large part by grants, helps power the station that pumps city sewage through Jersey City and on to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission treatment facility in Newark.
Bayonne previously spent $200,000 to power the station. Depending on wind velocity, the turbine, which became operational in June, will shave upwards of two-thirds of that cost, Gallo said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...
If we had windmills & solar panels, then Bayonne , Jersey City and Hoboken would not have spent a week or more without power after Sandy. /s
In before the SHTF joke.
$5.6 million is almost a million and a half more than it will cost to retrofit one of the dams in Ann Arbor to produce power 24/7/365.
Very good story about Sewerage
I thought sanitation was one of the first priorities. One single transformer should have been able to be put back on line within a day. Not nearly 3 weeks later. But noooooo, the politico’s decided the rich white folks needed their casinos first. Sheesh, who’s setting the priorities up there?
Oh, Goody! . . . In something like 43 years the “savings” realized by the windmill will pay for the cost of the windmill.
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