visualization photo of MWCC wind turbines

Contractor: J.K. Scanlan Company, Inc.
Project Cost: $9 million
Project Estimated Savings: 6,200,000 net kWh per year
ubstantial Site Construction Completion: February 2011
Anticipated Commercial Operation Date: March 2011


Project Details:

Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC), in conjunction with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), will install two 1.65 MW turbines at the College's campus in Gardner, MA.

DCAMM and MWCC worked closely on the development and construction of this project, which is partially funded by the US Department of Energy and Massachusetts Clean Energy Investment bonds.

College officials expect the project to generate nearly $1 million in annual revenue, supply 97% of the college's electricity needs and return about 30 percent of its power back to the electricity grid.

DCAMM recognizes the leading role MWCC has played in meeting the Commonwealth's renewable energy goals.

In May 2011, MWCC received an Environmental Merit Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for this project.
visualization of MWCC turbines
Photo rendering of MWCC wind turbines, front of campus view

Wind turbine blade installation
Wind turbine blade installation

Wind turbine blade lift installation
Wind turbine blade lift

Turbine blade installation
Wind turbine blade lift

wind turbine blades
Wind turbine blades awaiting assembly

wind turbine parts
Wind turbine tower awaiting assembly

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