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.


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