Electric Association’s Pillar Mountain Wind Project will have more than just
wind generators when it’s completed next summer. Mary Donaldson has more.
to the three wind turbines, KEA President and CEO Darron Scott says that they
plan on installing a weather tower.
(Scott 1 : “…we’ll have up there.”)
He says with
the city council’s approval, the weather tower will gather many types of data
to help KEA keep the turbines operating accurately.
(Scott 2 :17 “…that we have.”)
knowing accurate wind speeds will help ensure that the turbines are performing
well, and also to gather wind directions.
(Scott 3 :22s “…and all that they can do.”)
that so far, the Pillar Mountain Project is right on schedule, and that the
turbines will be installed next summer.
. (Scott 4 :27s “…by the fall.”)
it will be after the three turbines are up and running, and are settled nicely
into the system when KEA will move ahead with purchasing three more turbines to
add to the system.
councilman Jack Maker says he supports KEA’s sustainable energy project.
(Maker 1 :12s “…by 2020.”)
So far the city council has passed
the first reading of KEA’s request to install the weather tower. The next
action for the council will be a second reading at the next regular meeting
this month. KEA is requesting a tower site lease on Pillar Mountain
for 1600 square feet. The lease would be for 20 years if approved, with a required
renewal every five years.