Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbine Report Omits 4 Million In Future Repairs

'Falmouth' is now the definition of insanity, the one that goes "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

Falmouth Massachusetts USA Oct 17, 2018 
Barnstable Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty issued the order to shut down Falmouth's Wind 1 and Wind 2 on June 21, 2017.
Prior to the June 2017 complete shutdown Barnstable Superior Court Judge Christopher Muse in 2013 issued the order the turbine can only run 12 hours a day, six days a week, and must be shut down on certain holidays.
The Town of Falmouth is taking down Falmouth wind turbine # 1 and moving Falmouth wind turbine #2 a few hundred feet in order to satisfy several court orders.
The town wind turbines Vestas V-82 type 1.65 megawatts generate 110 decibels of noise according to previous warnings by the manufacturer.
The Town Select Board had a preliminary report given to them several days ago.
A. The report ignored wind turbine blade replacement:
There was no blade inspection of the wind turbines in the report. The blades can be inspected with high-speed cameras using a drone or robot.
Commercial megawatt wind turbine blade damage can also occur during the taking down and replacement of the wind turbines or the transportation to a new location as proposed in the study.
These Vestas V-82 type 1.65 megawatt wind turbines have speeds up to 180 miles per hour at the blade tip. The tips of the blades as they age can become cracked and split leading to blade separation.
The need to replace even one blade requires the replacement of all three blades as they are balanced at a cost of around one million per each blade.
3 Blades--- 3 million
B. The report ignored wind turbine gearbox or bearing replacement:
Refurbished gearboxes have become the new cottage industry of commercial megawatt wind turbines.
There was no study done to determine the condition of the gearbox assessing parts needing repair or defects. The study can be performed using a borescope similar to what plumbers use to inspect the inside of pipes.
A new gearbox can cost up to $650,000.00 along with a special crane can cost up to one million.
The privately owned wind turbine in Falmouth was out of service for months during January and February of 2018 having its blades took off and bearings repaired. The cost of the crane and bearing repairs was never reported by the media.
The only report by the media was the privately owned turbine was having a "normal and routine" maintenance issue.
Repairs up to one million.
The total for the blade and gearbox replacement a common maintenance issue was left out as it could be as high as four million dollars which in this case would require the replacement of the eight-year-old wind turbines.
The question for the public is why was the blade and gearbox inspections excluded from the study?
To answer the omission of gearbox and blade inspection studies one only has to look at the original omission of the Vestas 110 decibel noise warning letter and emails prior to the construction of Falmouth Wind II.
Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts : Wind Turbine Relocation Study Link
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Comment by Frank Haggerty on October 17, 2018 at 6:32am

The Falmouth wind turbines generate 110 decibels of noise the equivalent of a hard rock band playing 24/7.

These turbines raised decibel levels to near 60 decibels at up to 200 local residential homes.

Dr. Nina  Pierpont documented symptoms reported by individuals exposed to wind turbines, which include sleep disturbance, headache, tinnitus, ear pressure, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, visual blurring, tachycardia, irritability,problems with concentration and memory, and panic episodes


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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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