FALMOUTH’S WIND DEBACLE: 2018 UPs & DOWNs RECAP

Falmouth's Firetower Wind

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The year began with a collective Community sigh of relief — Falmouth’s Board of Selectmen planned to hire a consultant to help determine how to comply with the building commissioner’s December 2017 dismantling and removal order for Wind 1 (Jan. 8).  That good news was quickly followed by the Selectmen announcing that Falmouth received a break on the $1.5 million debt owed the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MCEC).  The debt was negotiated down to the sum of $178,000 (Jan. 12).

Selectmen later unanimously voted to remove Wind 1 from its current location with no option  considered to relocate it within Falmouth (May 21).  

Unfortunately, Selectman “re-neged” on its commitment to the community to end Falmouth’s wind project fiasco. Town staff, the same administrative officials acting to negotiate the loan debt reduction with MCEC, somehow (???) convinced Selectmen that it was still possible Wind 2 could be…

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