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Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson wants review of energy law

FirstEnergy, the publicly traded utility based in Akron, pushed lawmakers at the end of 2012 to freeze energy efficiency standards, according to The Columbus Dispatch. The company previously has argued that mandates on utilities increase costs for consumers. Environmental groups and green-energy proponents don't like talk of tinkering with the standards.
8 Mar 2013

Broken turbine blade problem found

"Vestas has concluded that the root cause of the failure of the initial blade was due to a wrinkle in the carbon fiber of the spar (the support structure of the blade)," the report reads. "This wrinkle caused damage to propagate to the point of failure after the blade experienced high loads for a low number of cycles."
2 Jun 2012

Vestas turbine blades shredded in high winds

Payne_oh_wind_turbine_damage_4-24-2012_011_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Vestas blade shreds in the wind

Img_2685_001_thumb Two blades shattered on a recently installed Vestas V100 1.8 MW under windy conditions. Blade debris was thrown more than 1000 feet from the turbine site in a working farm field. The turbine was part of the Timber Road II facility located in Ohio just beyond the Indiana state line. The project is owned by Portuguese-based EDP Renewables.
24 Apr 2012

Looking for answers in turbine collapse

As a damaged wind turbine lays on the ground behind Western Reserve High School where it fell from its tower Sunday afternoon, the district's two other electricity-generating units sit idle while officials with the company that built them try to determine why this one collapsed. The district installed the turbines in 2009, using state funds to cover most of the costs. But the Scottish firm Proven Energy issued a worldwide recall last year to correct a bearing problem discovered in a turbine being used overseas. Duration: 2 minutes
19 Sep 2011

Blade gets splintered during ferocious storm

Lightning struck the turbine shortly after midnight, pelting trucks parked below the machine with debris, according to various reports. Wastewater plant personnel successfully shut down the turbine a few hours later, safety personnel said. ...The 400-kilowatt turbine is the second of two erected by NexGen, which became operational in early 2010.
27 Aug 2011

Blade comes off wind turbine at Perkins High School

This was the second time in two years the school district had a wind turbine fail due to a problem with blades. The turbine that failed this week was not the one that had earlier problems, officials said. "At this point we're going to take a step back, find out what happened and make decisions from there," Perkins school Superintendent Jim Gunner said.
1 Dec 2010

Storm's bolt damages blade at Shoreway

A wind turbine installed at Shoreway Shopping Center last month did fine until it was pitted against an untamed energy source - lightning. One blade of the 100-kilowatt turbine, atop a 120-foot tower in the Shoreway Shopping Center parking lot, was hit by lightning during a thunderstorm Wednesday night.
3 Aug 2010

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