Harlan plans hydroelectric turbine at sewer plant

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - The city of Harlan is planning to install a hydroelectric turbine at its sewer plant.

Harlan Mayor Danny Howard told the Harlan Daily Enterprise that the turbine will be put where the plant's treated water runs back into a river (http://bit.ly/w4ykFG). He said the electricity generated would be transferred back to the power grid, and officials expect to receive a credit for it on the city's Kentucky Utilities bill. He said estimates show the turbine would generate at least $7,000 worth of electricity each year.

The project is being funded primarily with federal stimulus funding.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 136394533 - wkyt.com/a?a=136394533
Gray Television, Inc.