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Wind farm complaint

Suzlon Energy Ltd. filed its complaint against Big Sky earlier this year claiming Big Sky improperly refused to make a prepayment for turbines supplied to Big Sky. The Ohio-based wind farm bought 114 Suzlon turbines in October 2009 for the Big Sky project.
30 Nov 2012

Firm tries to find why wind turbine blade broke

The firm that operates the recently built California Ridge Wind Farm in Vermilion and Champaign counties said it is looking into how a wind turbine's blade broke on Tuesday night. Chicago-based Invenergy LLC released a statement Wednesday, saying that one of the wind farm's 134 turbines "experienced a broken blade last night" but how the damage occurred was not immediately known.
29 Nov 2012

Crop dusters worried about wind farm impact

If wind turbines are allowed under that ordinance, tens of thousands of acres of farmland may become untreatable, he said. That's because the planes need enough room to safety navigate and make turns, he said. If wind turbines go up, companies that contract for farmers' crops may move production elsewhere, Cady warned.
11 Jun 2011

Minnesota wind energy firm faces $378,000 fine

The technician suffered third-degree burns in the accident at the Iberdrola Streator Cayuga Ridge South Wind Farm near Odell, Ill. An investigation by OSHA found Outland didn't ensure technicians placed locks and tags on ground-level switches. A worker flipped a switch, energizing a transformer while the technician was working 350 feet above.
19 Apr 2011

Power lines fall on car after accident, trapping 2 teens

Jessi Creasey, 16, and her passenger, Dani Creasey, 13, were traveling westbound on Empire when a support car with a wind-turbine transportation company traveling eastbound apparently knocked down some low-hanging wires. The support car and semi stopped a safe distance away, said officials with the Bloomington Police Department.
3 Aug 2010

Wind Farms vs. Doppler Radar

Last year a weak tornado touch-downed near Holder in eastern McLean county. That's near the Twin Groves wind farm, one of the largest in the state. ..."When that storm enter the wind farm area, because the rotation was weak we lost that signature as it went through the wind farm." Says Miller. "We had to rely strictly on storm spotter reports in the area."
20 May 2010

Turbine blade shredded in Illinois

Shabbona_wind_farm_3_thumb A blade at the Shabbona wind energy facility appears to have exploded into hundreds of pieces in this photo. NextEra, who owns the turbine, called the incident unusual. NextEra erected and operates the 145 industrial turbines spread between DeKalb and Lee Counties in Illinois. Sources in DeKalb County have informed Windaction.org that the incident occurred during a powerful lightning storm.
9 May 2010

Turbine blade shredded in Illinois (2)

Shabbona_wind_farm_4_thumb A blade at the Shabbona wind energy facility appears to have exploded into hundreds of pieces in this photo. NextEra, who owns the turbine, called the incident unusual. NextEra erected and operates the 145 industrial turbines spread between DeKalb and Lee Counties in Illinois. Sources in DeKalb County have informed Windaction.org that the incident occurred during a powerful lightning storm.
9 May 2010

Turbine blade shredded in Illinois (3)

Shabbona_wind_farm_5_thumb A blade at the Shabbona wind energy facility appears to have exploded into hundreds of pieces in this photo. NextEra, who owns the turbine, called the incident unusual. NextEra erected and operates the 145 industrial turbines spread between DeKalb and Lee Counties in Illinois. Sources in DeKalb County have informed Windaction.org that the incident occurred during a powerful lightning storm.
9 May 2010

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