Triad Recycling and Energy in the Town of Tonawanda on Monday will co-host Open Turbine Day, an open house and Earth Day event, to show visitors the benefits of wind power.
The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the plant, 3755 River Road, is co-sponsored by Northern Power Systems and Buffalo Renewables. It will show off the plant's first wind turbine and the planned installation of a second turbine this summer.
Open Turbine Day is an opportunity for local businesses, schools and municipalities to learn more about how this company is harnessing wind to control its energy costs. Officials of Northern Power and Buffalo Renewables will be on hand to answer questions.
Triad Recycling and Energy also will conduct a tour of the plant and materials being recycled.
Food and drinks will be available. Closed-toed shoes are suggested. Hard hats will be provided.