PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Officials and environmental leaders commissioned three new wind turbines in Providence Monday.
They're located at the Narragansett Bay Commission's Field's Point Wastewater Treatment Facility.
The facility is among the oldest in the country. It started operating in 1901, yet has some of the world's most advanced wastewater treatment technology, and is a national leader in green energy for clean water.
The 1.5 MW turbines are 365 feet tall and have the potential to provide approximately 40% of the facility's energy.
The project took one year and $15-12.5 million to build.
It expected to save the Narragansett Bay Commission $1 million a year.