Wind Turbine again on the fritz

BAYONNE – The wind turbine went out of service this week after the Bayonne Municipal Utilies Authority (MUA) determined a rotor brake needs replacement, according to an online report. The 260-foot turbine, which provides 3.3 gigawatt hours of electricity per year and went into operation in June of 2012, broke down for three months starting in March of 2015, due to a broken bearing. This rotor-brake replacement should have the turbine up and running in about a week, according to city officials. SUEZ has a 40-year deal with the MUA, which provides $3 million annually for maintenance.

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