Wind Turbine - Geyserville Sanitation Zone
On Thursday January 3rd 2013, a wind turbine was erected at the Geyserville Sanitation Zone wastewater treatment plant. The Water Agency is participating in the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Renewable Energy Secure Communities (RESCO) project. The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate a model for a locally owned, cost-effective, renewable energy portfolio that would help Sonoma County reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals and help the Water Agency reach its goal of delivering Carbon Free Water by 2015.
Under the RESCO project, the Agency is implementing renewable technologies at some of its facilities including the wind turbine at the Geyserville Sanitation Zone's treatment plant. The small wind turbine is 45 ft. tall and will generate 5 kW at full capacity. The project will cost $29,500 and will provide about 7 percent of the annual power consumption for the Geyserville Sanitation Zone. The turbine will be owned by the Water Agency and there will be no financial impact to the Zone rate payers. For more information about this project, please contact Project Manager Dale Roberts at (707) 547-1979.