Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Turbine at Saskatoon landfill moves forward with study

A city of Saskatoon committee this week hired the University of Saskatchewan to conduct a study to determine the ability of the landfill's ground to support a wind turbine.

The site "presents unique challenges," said Saskatoon Light and Power's Kevin Hudson.

A 60-metre tall meteorological tower was installed at the landfill last week. It will monitor the wind at the site for one year and collect data to see if a turbine can be successful there.

Hudson said a turbine, which could be constructed as soon as 2012, would be 700 metres away, which exceeds any standard in place in Canada.

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