Ny State Thruway Sues Wind Turbine Group Over Broken Machines

12.28.18 | Sarah Harnisch

The NY State Thruway filed a lawsuit against five engineering and consulting firms for breach of contract and professional malpractice.

The group had a deal with the thruway to place turbines in Ripley, Dunkirk, Silver Creek and Angola, but the turbines haven't worked since October 2017.

Governor Cuomo wanted the thruway to invest in green energy sources-- projecting it would save $300,000 a year in utility costs.

Even if that were true, it would take 16 years to pay for the $5 million in turbines.

But four of the five have been busted--on and off-- for over a year.