FALMOUTH’S WIND PROJECT UPDATE
ENTHUSIASM TO OPERATE THE TURBINES OUTSIDE OF TOWN WANES … CITING LACKLUSTER INTEREST FROM POTENTIAL BIDDERS, AN UNKNOWABLE TIMETABLE AND THE NEED TO COMMIT ADDITIONAL TOWN RESOURCES WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE OF A POSITIVE FINANCIAL RESULT.
“We could, under Chapter 30.39M, which was the way the turbines were put up, have a procurement that goes out for the removal and disposal of the turbines,” Mr. Morog said. “The bidder, the successful bidder, whether they are paying us an amount of money or we have to pay them to have them removed, would be able to do what they like with them, if they are the lowest responsible bidder.”
Mr. Morog said the consultant’s cost estimate to remove those turbines will help move the conversation forward. He said it is more likely the town will pay for the removal of the turbines, rather than receive a payment for the removal.