Steve Gallo, Executive Director of the Authority expressed cautious optimism that the project will move forward.
"Our energy costs at our main pumping station at Oak Street represent the largest portion of our utility costs," said Gallo
, "We pump sewage around the clock so we've got pumps are running continuously.
Anything that can be done to reduce our electricity costs is helpful."
first began to consider a Wind Turbine Option in 2007 when they commissioned a pre-feasibly study which demonstrated that a wind project was a possibility for Bayonne
Since that time the Wind Turbine has been a recurring agenda item at the monthly meeting of the MUA
Board of Commissioners where the Board and the public were updated monthly regarding progress made.
always took the position that if the project were not self-financing - that is the cost savings benefit outweigh the project cost - then it would not move forward.