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Wind powers Kensington wastewater treatment plant


November 4, 2009
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A wind turbine has been purchased for a local wastewater treatment plant in Kensington, P.E.I. (funded in part by the Canada-Prince Edward Island Gas Tax Agreement). The turbine, the first to be erected in the province, was constructed in late spring 2009 and, according to Kensington officials, they are the first community in Canada with a wind-powered wastewater utility.

“The new turbine at the Kensington Waste Treatment Plant will help
reduce the town’s environmental impact and its energy bills. The
province is proud to support environmentally responsible power such as
this,” said Carolyn Bertram, minister of communities, cultural affairs
and labour for P.E.I.