MBTA to install wind turbines

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced plans to install wind turbines at two commuter rail stations. Work on the first turbine, to be located near the Kingston station, begins next month. The turbine is expected to generate enough power to cover 65% of the station’s electricity needs, including lighting the train platforms and parking lot. A larger turbine is slated for the Bridgewater station, which will power the facility and allow the MBTA to sell excess energy. Overall, the MBTA expects to save $100,000 per year in electricity costs. A U.S. Department of Transportation TIGGER grant is funding the turbines. Link to full story in Boston Herald.

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