Falmouth Town Owned Wind Turbine Demolition Awarded 1st Week of May 2022
Falmouth Massachusetts May 10, 2022
The bid to demolish the two Falmouth Town-owned nuisance wind turbines was awarded to:
Atlantic Coast Dismantling
The scope of work includes the demolition of two Vestas 1.65-megawatt wind turbines, including clearing and grubbing; capping and proper disconnection of electrical interconnection, including transformers, low-, medium-, and high-voltage wiring, SCADA, communications and metering systems; demolition of the wind turbines, disposal or recycling of all demolished system components and debris, site restoration, and all other ancillary activities required to complete the project.
Wind 1 was shut down in September 2015 after the zoning board of appeals issued a cease-and-desist order.
Wind 2 was shut down in June 2017 after Barnstable County Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II upheld the board of appeals’ decision deeming the turbines a nuisance after several neighbors filed lawsuits against the town.
The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust on May 5, 2022, authorized the acceptance of a lump-sum payment of not less than $975,000 from the Town of Falmouth in exchange for the cancellation of the debt of the town to the Trust under Loan Agreement No. CWSG-09-36 dated January 22, 2010, as amended. #1
# 1 There was always a question if the federal ARRA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money for Falmouth Wind #2 was a loan or a grant. Outside legal counsel in 2013 advised that Wind II is subject to speciﬁc provisions of ARRA and applicable federal regulations and guidelines ("Federal Law") in addition to the terms and conditions of the Project Regulatory Agreement ("PRA") and the Loan Agreement associated with the funding of Wind 11. Under Federal Law and the PRA and Loan Agreement.
Falmouth Town Meeting Members were told at a June 2009 Falmouth Special Town Meeting about the money for the second town-owned wind turbine # 2 was an ARRA grant see video : The final loan payment on Falmouth Wind # 2 was $975,000.00
June 2009 Falmouth Massachusetts Town Meeting To Finance Wind Turbine # 2