Wind Turbine at NCCI Gardner

Contractor: J.K. Scanlan Company, Inc.
Project Cost: $10 million
Project Estimated Savings: 9,467,000 net kWh per year
Substantial Site Construction Completion: February 2011
Commercial Operation Date: April 2013



Project Details:

Installation of two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 Wind Turbines is ongoing at the North Central Correctional Institution in Gardner (NCCI Gardner). NCCI Gardner is located on twenty acres of hillside near the Gardner/Westminster town line.

The Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), The Department of Correction (DOC), and NCCI Gardner are dedicated to renewable energy and are pleased that these wind turbines will offset electrical use at the site and provide additional electricity to the grid.

Wind Turbine at NCCI Gardner


Wind turbine blades awaiting assembly
Wind turbine blades awaiting assembly

Nacelle of wind turbine
Wind turbine nacelle (the enclosure surrounding the working parts of a wind turbine)

Wind turbine hub and power parts
Wind turbine nacelle in route to other turbine parts