Three $107,516 wind turbines stand motionless over the city of Port Angeles, WA, Waterfront Park. They were erected two months ago, but have not been activated because the city is involved in a dispute with the manufacturer.
But once they are working to generate energy, they will produce $1.50 worth of electricity a month in savings.
At least one city councilwoman, Sissi Brunch, is having regrets about the unanimous decision to approve the purchase using taxpayer money in 2015:
These are not giving us the quantity of energy that we would use, that we would want. I did not realize they would produce so little energy. I wouldn’t have voted for it knowing it was that little. Source
Besides producing electricity the turbines were intended to “educate folks about wind power.”
It would seem the numbers alone would do a good job of educating people about wind power.