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High School Wind Turbine Investigation Starts

High School Wind Turbine Investigation

 The Town of Portsmouth has started an investigation into how the purchase of the Portsmouth High School Wind Turbine was purchased . The turbine is being called a two or three million dollar bond mistake. In a recent news story the details were spelled out in the follwing URL :

http://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/group-to-study-errors-behind-m-mistake/article_7bb9ed4c-0a7f-11e2-8765-001a4bcf887a.html

 Also the Town Council at its last meeting  instructed the PEDC , Portsmouth Economic Development Committee to turn over all the documents associated with the purchase of the wind turbine to the Town Council at a later date for review.

http://www.theportsmouthrecord.com/TownCouncil/ptc.9.24.12.Flash.htm 177 minutes into the meeting---- 5. Request the PEDC Produce a Report on the Wind Turbine

 

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Paul Silver October 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Are you kidding John? How would Owls get in there? What of the investigation into the purchase? Etc. Hard to tell when someone is being serious on here...
OldTownie October 06, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I can tell you right now that your not going to see the report on the 9th. and as far as I am concerned you should never get to see it BECAUSE YOU DONT LIVE IN PORTSMOUTH!
Bill Carson October 07, 2012 at 07:05 PM
The wind turbine is a total failure due in part to the poor purchase and lack of research into the purchase of a commercial wind turbine .The recent resignations from the PEDC are proof of the failure. When asked for information on the purchase of the turbine -these people simply quit their positions at the EDC. Many mistakes were made with the purchase of the three million dollar turbine. The turbine turbine lasted about three years which puts the cost of the turbine at one million dollars a year. No matter how much money was made the first or second year the bottom line is the turbine is a total failure and people need to step up to the plate and answer what "mistakes" were made buying the turbine with NO bonding and No warranty! The town has also been consulting with several people who own and operate the same AAER 1.5 MW turbine, one of which has had the same gearbox problem. An engineer from Seattle Washington has prepared a long report. We should see that report on Oct 9 ,Tuesday at 7 p.m. These out-of-warranty turbines around the 1.5 Megawatt range need gearbox repairs within the first five years.
Bill Carson October 07, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Tuesday,October 9 ,2012 at 7 p.m. The Town of Portsmouth,Rhode Islands Town Administrator will finally reveal the much anticipated Portsmouth High School wind turbine report ! The report has been done by an engineer who has worked for a federal agency looking into gear box failures since 2004 . Any one in the Town of Portsmouth should have known by 2008 that the wind turbine industry was hiding gear box problems from the public !
John ("Anything But Sue") October 10, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I have re-posted my post here from another blog authored by BILL Bill Carson is intent in keeping his various blogs At The TOP. I'm here to help. SO: BILL: What happened at last nights Portsmouth Town Meeting...?? Where is the Wind Turbine REPORT you said would be presented in many of your previous posts......??? Just wondering.

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