Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Portsmouth Town Council took no votes Monday night on what to do with the town's broken wind turbine generator.
The Portsmouth Town Council heard a number of possible outcomes for the town's wind turbine generator, but did not vote during public and executive session on Monday night. The town council is weighing possible options for its broken wind turbine generator, which has been stopped since last May. Last July, the town council learned repairing the wind turbine next to Portsmouth High School could cost the town anywhere from $200,000 to $1.5 million. On Monday night, Gary Crosby presented the following two options for discussion to the council. The first option involves wind turbine repair and resuming operations, which includes the following: The second options would involve selling the wind turbine to a developer, and could involve …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Portsmouth Town Council met Tuesday night.
The Portsmouth Town Council met Tuesday night to discuss a few controversial issues, including the wind turbine generator and state plan to place tolls on the new Sakonnet River Bridge. Featured here is a report of actions taken during the meeting. 7 p.m. — Council votes 7-0 to advertise a hearing, in which Custom House Coffee will seek approval for a liquor license. 7:11 — Town Solicitor D.A. D'Andrea and council publicly discuss unknown issue. D'Andrea says if someone has a complaint, "they should file it." The exact complaint or issue is unknown. Residents, council unite in protest against bridge tolls 7:15 — Council President Joe Robicheau says "bridge toll" item will be moved to top of tonight's agenda. 7:17 — Jeanne Smith says …
Friday, September 23, 2011
On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) and University of Rhode Island led the community in a tour of the wind turbine built in 2009.
The Rhode Island Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) and University of Rhode Island are working on many projects at the moment that will help develop the need for renewable energy infrastructure in surrounding Rhode Island communities, officials said Thursday. Teresa Crean, RESP Project Manager and Coastal Manager for URI CRC/RI Sea Grant, stated that they were "asked to use Rhode Island resources to bring real data to the table." Both organizations led a tour of the Portsmouth Wind Turbine Generator on Thursday. To see more from Thursday's tour, view the photos in the gallery above.