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Case Study: Port of Milwaukee Wind Turbine

Case Study: Port of Milwaukee Wind Turbine

Date: 5/6/2013

Location: Milwaukee, WI

The City of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability and the Port of Milwaukee partnered to install a Northern Power 100-kilowatt (kW) wind turbine at the port administration building near the shore of Lake Michigan. Commissioned in February 2012, the wind turbine provides more than 100% of the electricity needs of the administration building with its excess energy sold to We Energies.

In its first 9 months of operation, the project resulted in more than $5,000 in net revenue for the port. The estimated annual savings to the city are $14,000 to $20,000 (at 2011 rates, revenue included). Estimated annual production is 109,000 to 152,000 kilowatt-hours.

The turbine was manufactured in the United States, and many parts, including the tower, were made in Wisconsin. The $587,000 project received the bulk of its funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ($400,000) and $100,000 each from We Energies and the statewide Focus on Energy program.

Turbine Timeline

November 3, 2011: Groundbreaking

November 18, 2011: Foundation completed

December 16, 2011: Trenching and electrical run complete

February 17, 2012: Tower base section delivery; installation of base tower section and grouting

February 20, 2012: Delivery of remaining tower sections and blades. Installation of second and third tower sections and nacelle

February 21, 2012: Installation of rotor and blades

February 27, 2012: Interconnection with We Energies; online data monitoring

This information was last updated on 1/2/2014

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