On December 28 Norfolk Southern completed the installation of a 50 kilowatt wind turbine at its Bellevue Yard in Ohio to power the yard’s wastewater treatment plant. The wind turbine consists of three 24-foot rotor blades mounted on an 80-foot tower and is estimated to generate more than 100,000 kilowatt hours annually.
“The Bellevue wind turbine is the first of its kind on Norfolk Southern, and we believe that its success will act as a catalyst for other sustainable energy initiatives on the railroad,” said Chuck Wehrmeister, vice president safety and environmental. “We truly appreciate the interest officials from both Erie County and the City of Bellevue expressed in the use of alternative renewable energy.”
Since it was first announced in October, Norfolk Southern has received inquiries from as far away as Australia about the Bellevue wind turbine project.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.
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Norfolk Southern contact:
Rudy Husband, 610-567-3377 (firstname.lastname@example.org)