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
Anticipated Commercial Operation Date: To be determined
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 (DCAM), 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 blades awaiting assembly
Wind turbine nacelle (the enclosure surrounding the working parts of a wind turbine)
Wind turbine nacelle in route to other turbine parts