Powered-down turbines continue to cost Falmouth money #MA

By National Wind Watch Although no longer spinning, Falmouth’s two wind turbines may continue to draw upon town coffers for years to come. To erect Wind 1, officials borrowed about $5 million and promised the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center what are known as renewable energy certificates. To pay for Wind 2, officials received a $4.865 million loan from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust. Those agreements still stand, even if the turbines—ordered shut down by a Barnstable County Superior Court judge in late June—fail . . .

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