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Schuylkill County fire companies were dispatched Monday night to a 390-foot-tall windmill that caught fire at the Locust Ridge Wind Farm near Mahanoy City, according to emergency radio reports.
The 320-foot-tall turbine was completed less than a month ago, on Dec. 20. “The manufacturer is en route to assess the cause as well as inspect the turbine.”
The wind turbine in Bear Creek Township caught fire Thursday afternoon. ...Smoke from the fire could be seen for miles.
A catastrophic fire destroyed one of the twelve Gamesa 2.0 MW wind turbines operating at the Bear Creek Wind Power Project. The facility, which is owned by Iberdrola, is located in Bear Creek Township near Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and was placed in service in 2006.
Although turbine maker GE confirmed the event, it would not provide many specifics. However, the company maintains that the incident has nothing to do with a series of previous failures with its 48.7-meter blades. ...As GE and BP investigate the failed blade at Mehoopany, the wind farm remains the subject of competing lawsuits stemming from construction of the $250 million project.
A blade of a wind turbine separated and crashed to the ground on the South Mountain in western Wyoming County on Sunday. ...The 88-turbine park opened in January 2013.
Firefighters responded to the scene, but cleared the area after the wind turbine company, "Locust Ridge Wind Farm," arrived. The plan was to allow the turbine to burn itself out.
Iberdrola's Locust Ridge wind energy facility experienced a catestrophic turbine fire. The project, located in Mahanoy City in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, was constructed in two phases and totals 64 Gamesa 2 MW turbines across more than 10 miles of ridgeline. Phase I (13 turbines) was completed in 2006. Phase II (51 turbines) was placed in-service in 2009. The turbine was permitted to burn itself out.
Officials with EverPower, who own the turbines near Dunlo in Adams Township, said the fiberglass blades on one turbine broke Monday afternoon, snapping in half and were left hanging in the air.
After it fell, the turbine was lying on the ground in a large, remote area with a 3,000-foot elevation. Workers for Florida-based NextEra Energy were keeping watch on it until the company decided on a plan of action. NextEra Energy said the cause of the turbine's fall is not yet known, but when it fell, it forced nine other turbines around it to shut down because they are interconnected.
One of the Mill Run Wind Energy Center's ten 1.5 megawatt turbines fell to the ground. The project was placed in service in 2001 with total nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts (10 turbines x 1.5 mw). The project was constructed in 2001 and is owned by NextEra Energy.
The wind turbine, the last of four that stood along the ridge in a line on what used to be Wayne Steyer's property, fell to the ground. It now lies in a twisted mass near where it stood since 2001.
One of the Mill Run Wind Energy Center's ten 1.5 megawatt turbines fell to the ground last night. The project was placed in service in 2001 with a nameplate capacity of 15 megawatts. The facility was developed by Atlantic Renewable Energy and Horizon Wind Energy, and constructed and operated by NextEra Energy Resources.
Crews are investigating what caused a wind turbine to fail and fall over Wednesday night in Fayette County.
The Mill Run Wind farm consists of 10 1.5-megawatt turbines. The distance from the ground to hub-height is about 210 feet. Total turbine height is about 300 feet. The wind farm began operation in 2001.
Infigen shut down all 40 turbines as a temporary precaution. It is unclear what caused the blade to break ...Infigen and Gamesa have locked horns in the past over the bill for repairs and lost production resulting from various warranty-related disputes
A large part of one of the wind turbine blades at Allegheny Ridge Wind Farm broke off over the weekend, forcing the owners to shut down the operation. The blade came off for no apparent reason, said a spokesman for Infigen Energy, which has owned the wind farm for the past several years.
Firefighters said a wind turbine caught fire in Altona, N.Y. saturday night. Clinton County fire officials said people driving by the windfarm called in to report the fire. Altona firefighters responded to the scene.
The May 14 fire at the skyscraper-size Turbine 12 at the Locust Ridge I commercial wind farm in Mahanoy Township occurred during routine maintenance, according to a company official. Jan Johnson, corporate communications director for Iberdrola Renewables in Portland, Ore., which owns the wind farm, said Thursday that Turbine 12 is still shut down. When asked how the fire started, she said, "We're still investigating."
Firefighters responded to a report of a wind turbine fire at the first commercial-size wind farm in Schuylkill County, Locust Ridge I in Mahanoy Township, Thursday afternoon, according to reports from the Schuylkill County Communications Center.