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Press Release- Back to the Future: Lake Palmdale Wind Turbine gets Rejuvenated


admin December 19, 2016

Palmdale, CA – The iconic Lake Palmdale Wind Turbine, presiding over the entrance to the Antelope Valley, is having a day at the spa. Now 12.5 years old, the landmark is being introduced to the “fountain of youth” and will undergo a much needed therapeutic enhancement. Ball bearings, motors, and the generator are all being refurbished from the years of wear-and-tear due to the tireless work of creating electricity.

Since its establishment in 2004, the Palmdale Lake Wind Turbine has been producing 950kW of clean energy that supplies enough power to the state-of-the-art, Leslie O. Carter Water Treatment Plant, to cut annual energy costs in half. The upgrades will optimize the conversion of kinetic energy into usable, eco-friendly, electricity.

“The PWD is constantly searching for methods to reduce overhead costs so we can pass that savings onto our customers, said Mynor Masaya,” operations manager for the Palmdale Water District. “Not only does the turbine produce free energy, it also showcases the progressive management of District finances.”

The original cost of the turbine was $2 million but with assistance from the State of California, the price tag dropped to $1 million. The installation of this renewable energy source, has already paid for itself in cost savings, and demonstrates the commitment to locally producing utility products such as electricity, and water.

“The foresight of previous Boards to build a wind turbine has afforded the community not just a cost savings tool, but represents the innovation needed to ensure longevity regarding energy production and clean air,” said Dennis LaMoreaux, general manager, of the Palmdale Water District. “The District is currently working to implement other projects that will keep the production of resources locally, while continuing to preserve low water rates.”

The maintenance will take approximately 6 weeks but will upgrade the mechanics of the turbine to operate more efficiently. For more information on PWD energy costs and finances, please visit our website at www.palmdalewater.org

 

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The #BESTCREWEVER did some hot-tapping today for a saddle installation. They also set up a auto flusher to keep that mainline water clean & flowing smoothly! Great job, team! 💦 #PWD #WATERPROS
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El #BESTCREWEVER hizo unas tomas calientes hoy para una instalación de silla de montar. También instalaron una bomba automática para mantener el agua de la tubería principal limpia y fluyendo sin problemas. ¡Gran trabajo, equipo! 💦 #PWD #WATERPROS
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The #BESTCREWEVER did some hot-tapping today for a saddle installation. They also set up a auto flusher to keep that mainline water clean & flowing smoothly! Great job, team! 💦 #PWD #WATERPROS
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El #BESTCREWEVER hizo unas tomas calientes hoy para una instalación de silla de montar. También instalaron una bomba automática para mantener el agua de la tubería principal limpia y fluyendo sin problemas. ¡Gran trabajo, equipo! 💦 #PWD #WATERPROSImage attachmentImage attachment

Shoutout to PWD's Fleet Team! 🛠️ They work hard behind the scenes to ensure our fleet is always in tip-top condition. They keep us rolling smoothly while we're out servicing our community. Smiling at the camera is Operations Technician Adrian Arzaluz. 👏 #PWD #fleet #bts
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¡Saludos al equipo de vehículos de PWD! 🛠️ Trabajan duro para garantizar que nuestra maquinaria esté siempre en perfectas condiciones. Nos mantienen rodando sin problemas mientras estamos fuera sirviendo a nuestra comunidad. Sonríe a la cámara el técnico de operaciones Adrián Arzaluz. 👏 #PWD #flota #bts
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Shoutout to PWDs Fleet Team! 🛠️ They work hard behind the scenes to ensure our fleet is always in tip-top condition. They keep us rolling smoothly while were out servicing our community. Smiling at the camera is Operations Technician Adrian Arzaluz. 👏 #PWD #FLEET #BTS
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¡Saludos al equipo de vehículos de PWD! 🛠️ Trabajan duro para garantizar que nuestra maquinaria esté siempre en perfectas condiciones. Nos mantienen rodando sin problemas mientras estamos fuera sirviendo a nuestra comunidad. Sonríe a la cámara el técnico de operaciones Adrián Arzaluz. 👏 #PWD #FLOTA #BTSImage attachment

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Buen trabajo!!! y gracias por siempre traducir .

A job well done going out to our #BESTCREWEVER! Service Worker Caleb Henderson successfully located & helped fix a leak from an old poly service line. Another example of Team PWD taking care of our customers. 💧 #PWD
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¡Un trabajo bien hecho va a nuestro #BESTCREWEVER! Trabajador de Servicio Caleb Henderson localizado con éxito y ayudó a reparar una fuga de una vieja línea de servicio de poli. Otro ejemplo del equipo PWD cuidando de nuestros clientes. 💧 #PWD
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A job well done going out to our #BESTCREWEVER! Service Worker Caleb Henderson successfully located & helped fix a leak from an old poly service line. Another example of Team PWD taking care of our customers. 💧 #PWD 
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¡Un trabajo bien hecho va a nuestro #BESTCREWEVER! Trabajador de Servicio Caleb Henderson localizado con éxito y ayudó a reparar una fuga de una vieja línea de servicio de poli. Otro ejemplo del equipo PWD cuidando de nuestros clientes. 💧 #PWDImage attachment

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Way to go PWD Crew‼️

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Honrado de tener Supervisor Kathryn Barger como el orador invitado en el almuerzo de hoy CSDA Norte del Condado de Los Ángeles capítulo. Dio la importancia de la colaboración entre los distritos especiales y aplaudió el capítulo para tender un puente entre el AV y SCV. Un agradecimiento especial al patrocinador Municipal Finance Corp. #DistritosEspeciales #PWD
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Honored to have Supervisor Kathryn Barger as the guest speaker at todays CSDA North L.A. County chapter luncheon. She stressed the importance of collaboration amongst special districts & applauded the chapter for bridging the AV & SCV. A special thank you to sponsor Municipal Finance Corp.  #SpecialDistricts #PWD CSDA Supervisor Kathryn Barger 
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Honrado de tener Supervisor Kathryn Barger como el orador invitado en el almuerzo de hoy CSDA Norte del Condado de Los Ángeles capítulo. Dio la importancia de la colaboración entre los distritos especiales y aplaudió el capítulo para tender un puente entre el AV y SCV. Un agradecimiento especial al patrocinador Municipal Finance Corp.  #DistritosEspeciales #PWDImage attachmentImage attachment
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