Ice plagues northern wind farm; Only 11 of 33 turbines operating.340612012-01-12T22:21:26Z2012-01-12T22:21:26ZWorkers are currently trying to find a way to melt some of the ice. They will use helicopters to spray the blades with hot water in an attempt to break up some of the ice, she said.
Last year, all 33 of the turbines had to be shut-down for over a month.
Ice halts northern N.B. wind farm.257182010-02-18T17:58:57Z2010-02-18T17:58:57ZNorthern New Brunswick's cold, icy weather is causing wind turbines to freeze and stop producing power at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst.
The new wind farm's 33 turbines have been generating power since November, but they have been forced to shut down for the past two days due to ice forming on some of the blades.
Wind farm has precautions against ice throws.202702009-03-04T04:43:32Z2009-03-04T04:43:32ZEven when it comes to the giant blades of the turbines in Amaranth and Melancthon, there might be truth in the old expression that "it's an ill wind that blows no good."
This might have been the case when the Melancthon I wind project had to be shut down for nine days in December 2006 because of an ice storm and the resultant imbalance of the blades.Warm weather brings back wind plant.68922006-12-14T22:24:18Z2006-12-14T22:24:18ZAn eight-day shutdown of Melancthon 1 wind turbines was undoubtedly costly but is being viewed by industry officials as among statistically and meteorologically predictable occurrences for any wind plant.
The turbines were shut down when ice formed on the blades during the ice storm of Friday, Dec. 1, and came back online only after the ice had thawed from the blades at some point late Sunday.
Ice renders wind turbines idle.67282006-12-07T23:11:03Z2006-12-07T23:11:03ZA â€śhighly unusualâ€ť combination of weather conditions forced Canadian Hydro Developers (CHD) to shut down all 45 wind turbines in the Melancthon I plant at a time when many residents of Dufferin County were experiencing a blackout, and they remained out of service Wednesday.
â€śThe severe weather experienced on Friday (Dec. 1) caused heavy ice buildup on the blades at the Melancthon wind plant,â€ť said Project Manager Geoff Carnegie.
Energy answers not blowing in wind for Yukon.9882005-12-18T14:07:02Z2005-12-18T14:07:02ZThe chair of the Yukon's energy corporation says wind energy isn't viable for the Yukon. Energy answers not blowing in wind for Yukon.9652005-12-12T14:49:48Z2005-12-12T14:49:48ZThe chair of the Yukon's energy corporation says wind energy isn't viable for the Yukon. Willard Phelps told the territory's legislature last week the multi-million dollar experiment in wind power turbines had failed to produce the results the company needs. Energy answers not blowing in wind for Yukon.9562005-12-12T13:41:23Z2005-12-12T13:41:23ZThe chair of the Yukon's energy corporation says wind energy isn't viable for the Yukon.