Ice plagues northern wind farm; Only 11 of 33 turbines operating
Workers 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.
January 12, 2012
by Matthew Bingley
in CBC News
Cold weather continues to plague a northern New Brunswick wind farm with technical issues.
The intense cold over the past week has caused ice to build up on turbine blades at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst.
Only 11 out of 33 turbines are currently running, officials with GDF Suez Energy North America, the company that owns the wind park, confirmed.
Company spokesperson Julie Vitek said the problems continue to occur due to the location's tendency to attract fog.
When the fog cools, it creates an icy build-up which make the turbines... [continue via Web link]