Relocating town-owned turbine could net millions in profit
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) – A new report says relocating one of a Massachusetts town’s wind turbines to a new location could produce a net profit in the millions over the next 20 years.
Falmouth would have to pay about $3 million to dismantle and move the 400-foot turbine up about a half mile northeast of where it currently stands. The Cape Cod Times reports the turbine’s operation would not only ultimately cover that cash outlay, but produce a net profit of $5.7 million over 20 years.
Weston & Sampson, an engineering firm hired to look at alternative locations for the turbine, says there is a substantial benefit to the movement plan.
Falmouth’s two town-owned turbines were subjected to multiple lawsuits and were court ordered to not be operated where they currently stand.