Check out these Presentations at the 2013 Garlic and Arts Festival
Click on the Garlic & Arts 2013 tab at the top of this page to see the current line up of workshops that will be taking place in the Energy Tent at the North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival on October 5-6, 2013. Janice and Steve Kurkoski from North Quabbin Energy work with the Garlic and Arts Festival Committee each year to find presenters for six to eight exciting workshops dealing with energy related topics. For more information about the 15th Annual Festival go to www.garlicandarts.org
Other Happenings in North Quabbin Region
- Starrett Hydropower Plant Begins Operation — The Starrett Company in Athol is now able to generate about 20% of the electricity the plant uses from its hydropower plant on the Millers River. This project has been in the works since 2006. The new turbine was installed in 2008. The project has two power houses, one with an older turbine that has operated since the early 1900s and now the new turbine. Operation of the hydropower plant started on April 2, 2013.
- Solar Farms in Athol and Orange Under Construction — Three large solar farms are now under construction with a fourth project already on line. The Adams Farm project in Athol is continuing construction. In Orange, Soltas is constructing the Hunt’s Farm project (off Rte. 202) and EPG is finishing construction of a project behind the Orange Police Station (on land owned by Steve Canning, a local electrician). The CTC project in Orange is already operating. All these projects are between two and three MWs and tie into the National Grid infra-structure.
Other things of Interest
- Electricity Use — Check out our Conservation page under “Getting Started” for charts on electricity use and a proposed incentive program for electricity customers as proposed by North Quabbin Energy members.
- 350.org —
Click on “Do the Math: A Movie” to watch this 45 minute film.Join the Movement at http://www.350.org Do the Math: A Movie to Spark a Movement. The fossil fuel industry is killing us. Watch the film to see how….Youtube added on 4/21/13 (41,207 views)