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Wind turbine collapses overnight in Elk County

KAKE News|October 28, 2021
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A wind turbine has collapsed in Elk County. It happened sometime overnight at the Caney River Wind Farm. The facility was placed in service in 2012.


A wind turbine has collapsed in Elk County.

It happened sometime overnight at the Caney River Wind Farm.  The Elk County Sheriff's Office confirms to KAKE News that the turbine had previously been damaged, but finally collapsed sometime overnight as strong winds moved through the area.

KAKE has reached out to the operator of the wind farm and are waiting for a response.  Viewer Terry Till of Grenola sent these photos into KAKE.

Editor's notes: The Caney River Wind energy facility consists of 111 Vestas V90, 1.8 MW turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 90 meters. The facility was developed by TradeWind Energy and is owned by Italy-based Enel Green Power North America. The energy is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority for …

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A wind turbine has collapsed in Elk County.

It happened sometime overnight at the Caney River Wind Farm.  The Elk County Sheriff's Office confirms to KAKE News that the turbine had previously been damaged, but finally collapsed sometime overnight as strong winds moved through the area.

KAKE has reached out to the operator of the wind farm and are waiting for a response.  Viewer Terry Till of Grenola sent these photos into KAKE.

Editor's notes: The Caney River Wind energy facility consists of 111 Vestas V90, 1.8 MW turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 90 meters. The facility was developed by TradeWind Energy and is owned by Italy-based Enel Green Power North America. The energy is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority for its customers in southeastern U.S.

 


Source:https://www.kake.com/story/45…

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