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    1 STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS

    2 NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION

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    4 ************************** 5 IN RE: * * 6 MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF * THE COMMISSION * 7 **************************

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    9 DATE: March 28, 2017 TIME: 11:00 A.M. 10 PLACE: Narragansett Bay Commission One Service Road 11 Providence, Rhode Island 02905

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    13 COMMISSIONERS: 14 CHAIRMAN VINCENT J. MESOLELLA 15 ROBERT P. ANDRADE JAMES BENNETT 16 DR. RICHARD BURROUGHS BRUCE CAMPBELL 17 MARIO CARLINO MICHELLE DeROCHE 18 ***MICHAEL DICHIRO, ESQUIRE JONATHAN FARNUM 19 *** SETH HANDY, ESQUIRE JOSEPH KIMBALL 20 *** PAUL LEMONT, ESQUIRE JOHN MACQUEEN 21 JOAN MILAS *** REMOVE AL MONTANARI HE WASN'T THERE 22 ALAN NATHAN *** ANGELO ROTELLA, ESQUIRE 23 RICHARD WORRELL

    24 ALSO ATTENDING: RAYMOND MARSHALL, NBC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 25 *** JOSEPH DEANGELIS, ESQUIRE

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    1 STAFF AND OTHER ATTENDEES:

    2 Thomas Uva NBC 3 Jennifer Harrington NBC Paul Nordstrom NBC 4 Tom Brueckner NBC Karen Giebink NBC 5 Sherri Arnold NBC ***Karen Cortes NBC 6 Kerry Britt NBC ***Eliza Moore NBC 7 ***Kerry Houghton NBC Cecille Antonelli NBC 8 Leah Foster NBC ****Christine Comeau NBC 9 Jamie Samons NBC **** Abel Collins Senate Policy Office 10 Sarah Flickinger NBC *** Barry Wenskowicz NBC 11 Deborah Samson NBC Richard Bernier NBC 12 ***Jim McCaughey NBC *** John Zuba NBC 13 Jackie Giroux NBC Cheryl Pescarino NBC 14 Joanne Maceroni NBC Karen Musumeci NBC 15 **John Motta NBC ** Jim Kelly NBC ** John Hart RI House Finance **Charles J. Donovan, JR., RI House Policy ** Julian Dash Clean Development, LLC 16 *** KAREN: YOU CAN ADD OR DELETE FROM THIS LIST. 17 I'd like to have a master list, if possible, and we can add or delete each time rather than typing 18 them in every time. If that's okay with you?

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    1 (HEARING COMMENCED AT 11:02 A.M.)

    2 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: Okay. All right.

    3 Good morning, everyone.

    4 THE AUDIENCE: Good morning.

    5 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: Recognizing a quorum,

    6 we will call to order -- the meeting of Tuesday,

    7 March 28th, 2017, to order. The first order of

    8 business is the Approval of the Minutes of

    9 February 28th, 2017. Have all of our members had

    10 an opportunity to review the previous minutes,

    11 and, if so, are there any comments, questions or

    12 corrections? Comments, questions or corrections

    13 on the previous minutes?

    14 (NO RESPONSE)

    15 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: Hearing none, all of

    16 those that are in favor of approval will say, aye?

    17 (UNANIMOUS VOTE)

    18 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: Are there any

    19 opposed?

    20 (NO RESPONSE)

    21 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: There are none

    22 opposed, and that motion carries.

    23 The next order of business is the

    24 Executive Director's Report. Mr. Secretary, do

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    25 you have a report for us this morning?

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    1 SECRETARY MARSHALL: Yes, I do.

    2 CHAIRMAN MESOLELLA: Proceed.

    3 SECRETARY MARSHALL: First of all, the

    4 report is available to you electronically. As you

    5 know, these are more or less things that have

    6 happened in February, although, there's a few

    7 carryover items into March seeing as we're so late

    8 in the month now. The plants have been producing

    9 high-quality *** effluent. We had a couple of -- we

    10 had one minor issue at each facility in the month

    11 of February. It had to do with wet weather flows,

    12 and one was related to *** interceptor removal on

    13 ***suspended *** solids during the wet weather. The

    14 other was a minor variation from the pH level,

    15 again, during wet weather, nothing major.

    16 Both the budgets at Field's Point and

    17 Bucklin Point are in good shape, about 67 percent

    18 through the year, and they've each used around 60

    19 percent of their budget, so that's good. At

    20 Field's Point, the turbines produced 70 percent of

    21 the power needed to run the plants. So the three

    22 turbines across the street produced 70 percent of

    23 the power needed to run the Field's Point

    24 facility. So that was a good month.

    25 Goldwind, and you may have spotted this as

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    1 you drove in this morning, is getting ready to

    2 change out the generators, which are located at

    3 the top of each turbine. They're going to start

    4 at the one -- I guess the central one as you come

    5 down the street. They're working on that right

    6 now. They might actually be, you know, removing

    7 the hub and the blades. When you leave, you might

    8 want to glance over there.

    9 So they'll pull the hub and the blades

    10 off. They'll set it down. They'll replace the

    11 existing generator with a new generator, and then

    12 the hub and the blades will go back up. That's

    13 about a two-day process, I understand, for each of

    14 the turbines. And, hopefully, we'll be -- we'll

    15 have three -- essentially, three brand new

    16 turbines by, let's say, the end of next week.

    17 This, of course, is at their expense. This is a

    18 new more efficient generator that they want to

    19 actually get into the field and have it operate as

    20 a successful installation.

    21 And so they approached us and we said,

    22 "Sure. If it's not going to cost our ratepayers

    23 anything, and we'll esse