Murray, Keating, Niki Tsongas, Clueless-Catastrophic Wind Failure

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Bob Raymond

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Murray, Keating, Niki Tsongas, Clueless-Catastrophic Wind Failure

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., go to Otis ANG Base totally unaware of a catastrophic commercial wind turbine gear box failure going on at the base

.The FL-1577 started operating on 02 Dec 2009.. We noticed some metal flakes in the gearbox oil this past January and had a borescope inspection done. The inspection showed pitting of the gear teeth caused by pressing the metal flakes between the teeth. The problem component in the gearbox appears to be a bearing.
Based on Fuhrlaender's recommendation, we are continuing to run the wind turbine while we work on procuring a new gearbox that has a different/better bearing

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar...

Military reservation goes green with solar energy
By George Brennan
gbrennan@capecodonline.com
January 18, 2013
"AIR STATION CAPE COD — By the end of this year, the 102nd Intelligence Wing expects to add a 6-megawatt solar array to the growing list of renewable energy sources at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

And during the next year, the state will pay $1.5 million to audit energy efficiencies at the Upper Cape base and five other military installations across the state, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray announced during an event Thursday inside the Coast Guard's freshly minted hangar, which is heated with an energy-saving geothermal unit.

During Thursday's announcement, Murray was flanked by U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., as well as Massachusetts National Guard Adjutant Gen. L. Scott Rice, state environmental Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. and other military and state officials."
Bob Raymond

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jan 19, 2013
These three politicians stood in front of a commercial wind turbine with a catastrophic gear box failure and praised the broken wind turbine .

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, U.S. Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., are they involved in the bunco scheme ?

Otis ANG Base Cape Cod Massachusetts Broken Wind Turbine!

http://www.capenews.net/communities/bourne/ne...

Military Base Having Trouble With German-Made Wind Turbine

Military Base Having Trouble With German-Made Wind Turbine
By: Diana T. Barth
Published: 01/17/13
One of the major lessons learned over the past several years by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) on the Massachusetts Military Reservation might be that it pays to buy local.

One of the duties of that center, formerly the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, is to oversee the operation of three wind turbines which were installed to help offset the energy costs of the environmental cleanup of the Upper Cape base.

The first turbine to be erected was the 1.5-megawatt German machine in the southwestern portion of the base, not far from the part of Falmouth where Route 28 and Route 151 intersect. It went up at the end of 2009.

Since then, it has had a series of problems. Assistance with the maintenance of the European-made machine has been hampered by distance, language barriers, and slow response times, said Rose H. Forbes, the turbine project manager. At the time, she said, the major American manufacturer of industrial-scale wind turbines was looking for orders of 10 or more machines and would not supply just one or two.

When it came time to order the two 1.5-megawatt wind turbines now in the northern area of the base, not far from the Market Basket in Sagamore, the wind turbine market had changed, and the program was able to buy American-made turbines. Those turbines went up in November 2011.

Performance of that machine was impacted by lower-than-average wind speeds, a number of mechanical problems, and poor service by the manufacturer, they said.
Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#3 Jan 19, 2013
The politicians know how bad these wind turbines actually are .This all happened in Europe long before any wind turbines were built here .

The wind turbine contractors and the lobby are paying the elected officials and our elected officials are laughing at the voting public !

Politicians Out of Touch ! Looking like Fools ? On Jan 17,2013 Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, U.S. Rep. William Keating and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas met at Otis ANG base to discuss how well the wind turbine projects were going on at the base.

"The Massachusetts Military Reservation (Otis Air Force Base) received and installed its 1.5-MW Fuhrlander turbine in late fall 2009. The turbine has a gear box failure.

The cost of the repairs three years later after the warranty costs over 600 thousand dollars . The turbine was built and finished December 15, 2009

The officials at the base deny the gear box has any problems but they are replacing the gear box. This is an example of the bunco scheme going on in the wind industry. Did someone forget to tell our politicians the truth about the ongoing catastrophic gear box failure in the three years old wind turbine ?"
Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#4 Jan 20, 2013
Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, U.S. Rep. William Keating and U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas and the rest of Beacon Hill failed the residents of Massachusetts

BIG TIME

The SouthCoast and Cape Cod are today the most sophisticated wind turbine noise experiment in the world.

Falmouth had a commercial wind turbine installed several years ago. The result is hundreds of noise complaints that the noise causes “clear and significant” damage to people's sleep and mental health.
Next comes Fairhaven, Scituate and Kingston residents complaints which now number in the thousands.

Massachusetts has a well financed semi quasi state agency whose goal is to reach a mandated renewable energy goal to reach by 2020. The state agency provides resources to supply studies for the placement of commercial wind turbines. Large megawatt land based wind turbines is the quickest way to reach that goal.

The residents or abutters to the megawatt wind turbines have had to use their own resources to prove the low frequency / infra sound is causing physical pressure, fear, disorientation, negative physical and mental symptoms. As each commercial wind turbine is installed more attorneys, acoustic engineers,sleep specialist, epidemiologist and physiologists are being hired to show megawatt turbines represents a major public health threat.

The pro wind turbine camp says the residential illness is based on selfish hysteria. The residents who live around the turbines have sold homes,moved to their basements and become ill.In most cases the residents that live within 3000 feet of turbines are making complaints .

Where does that leave us today ? A semi quasi state agency created by Beacon Hill that made a mistake siting commercial megawatt wind turbines too close to residential homes ? Falmouth, Fairhaven, Scituate and Kingston have thousands of homes near or abutting the turbines how can the state admit a mistake ?

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