The two CVEC 1.8MW turbines proposed for the industrial area in Brewster will be about 410′ tall to the very tip of an extended blade. They will provide for all of the Town of Brewster’s public building electrical needs. The closest resident will be over 1,800 feet (over a third of a mile) away from the nearer turbine.
Having CVEC own and operate the turbines puts the expense and liability associated with wind development in the hands of the CVEC professionals, while the financial benefit is preserved for Brewster. It’s estimated that the installation of the two proposed wind turbines can save Brewster $3.6 million dollars over a 15-year period. In addition to the financial benefit, the proposed CVEC turbines will lower the Town’s carbon footprint and allow Brewster to work towards “Green Communities” status, for added financial benefit in the form of grants from the State.
The Freeman’s Way Industrial Park Wind project has some important distinctions from the Falmouth wind project. The turbines for the Brewster project are a quieter, more modern turbine technology known as “pitch-regulated”. The sound profiles for the two projects are quite different. The Brewster project’s sound studies demonstrate sound profiles well under regulated limits at property bounds and at nearest residences. To see a detailed comparative analysis, click here.
The site map below illustrates the installation site in the industrial park. Please click here to go to the FAQ page for further information on the proposal. To view the Special Permit Application, click here. To see the Additional Review expanding the initial Feasibility Review to include a second wind turbine, click here.
To see the Powerpoint presented on September 13th as part of the SelectBoard informational presentation, click here.
To see the video recording of the September 13th SelectBoard informational presentation, click here.
To see a video made from candid interviews of neighbors to the 1.8MW turbine installed in Hull MA in 2006 and the 1.5MW turbine installed in Portsmouth RI in 2009, click here. There have been no complaints lodged against either of these turbines, despite installation to within 800 feet of local residents.