By Steve Klamkin, WPRO News
The Narragansett Bay Commission Monday commissioned its three new wind turbines that are expected to provide nearly half the electricity needed to power its Fields Point wastewater treatment plant.
The three turbines were built at a cost of $14 million and are expected to shave about $900,000 per year off the NBC's bill to run the Field's Point plant.
"This is an enormous accomplishment for the Narragansett Bay Commission, its really expands our environmental presence in Rhode Island," said Vincent Mesolella, chairman of the NBC board.
"We're going to be generating 4.5 megawatts of power. The good Lord is our partner in this endeavor, and as long as the wind is blowing, we're going to be generating dollars and supplying power, clean, green energy."
Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse both welcomed the addition, as did Mayor Angel Taveras.
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