Wind turbine damaged near Bruce Power Visitors Centre

A Huron Wind Vestas V80 1.8MW turbine was damaged by high winds off Lake Huron north of Tiverton on May 4, 2018. A worker at a neighbouring facility captured the image of the tip of the turbine blade broken and dangling from the structure.

A tip of one of Huron Wind project's wind turbines broke off in high winds Friday afternoon.

A worker at a nearby facility alerted the Kincardine News to the damage, which showed the tip of the 1.8MW Vestas V80 turbine blade dangling near Bruce Power's off-site visitors centre north of Tiverton on May 4, 2018. A total of five turbines are part of the wind project that was built in 2002 just off Bruce Road 20.

Bruce Road 20 (Con. 4) is currently closed to traffic due to the damaged turbine, according to a Bruce Power worker heading home from the site.

"The road is going to remain closed overnight and they plan to inspect the turbine and make repairs in the morning when the wind dies down," said Bruce Power's John Peevers in an e-mail Friday night.

Environment Canada issued a warning Friday for Saugeen Shores and Kincardine warning of wind gusts of 90-100 km/h across much of the region, due tor a cold front moves through from early to late afternoon.

Bruce Power was contacted Friday afternoon, but had just then found out about the incident and have yet to comment on the incident.

The Municipality of Kincardine is home to over 200 other wind turbines owned by both Enbridge and Armow Wind due to the area's significant and consistent wind resource off of Lake Huron.

The wind project is listed as a limited partnership consisting of TransCanada PipeLines and OMERS.

Source: http://www.kincardinenews.c...

MAY 4 2018
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