Port Wind Turbine
Port Milwaukee partnered with the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) to install a Northern Power 100 kilowatt (KW) wind turbine at the Port’s Administration Building near the shores of Lake Michigan. The turbine provides more than 100% of the electricity needed to power the Administration Building. Since its installation on February 27, 2012, the wind turbine has generated over 1 million KW of clean power.
The electricity generated by the wind turbine exceeds the electricity used at the Port Administration building while providing surplus clean power back to the grid. Port Milwaukee’s Administration Building is the first City of Milwaukee municipal facility that is a “net zero” electric energy user.
Milwaukee’s wind turbine is part of the City of Milwaukee’s initiative to reduce energy use and increase renewable energy projects on City facilities.
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