Tens of thousands of people every day drive past the towering wind turbines posted at four Thruway exits between Eden and the Pennsylvania state line.
But no matter how windy the day might be, those two-blade turbines stand motionless.
Just a few years after the New York State Thruway Authority spent about $5 million on five turbines, four of them stand dormant. And a spokesperson indicated the Thruway Authority does not know when they will become operational again.
“They are currently offline waiting for replacement parts and/or maintenance,” spokesperson Jennifer Givner wrote in an email.
Several years ago, the Authority decided to spend $500,000 for design costs and up to $4.8 million to erect five turbines. Officials pred…
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