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BPA: Wind Energy flatlines during the week of Jan 20-27, 2014

Bpa-generation-jan20-27-2014_thumb BPA, which transmits and sells wholesale electricity in eight western states (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California) barely registered any wind power generation in the week beginning Jan 20, 2014 to January 27, 2014. Look for the green line along the bottom of the graph. BPA has 4,515 MWs of installed wind energy. BPA balances the ups and downs of wind energy primarily with hydropower generated at federal dams resulting in no net reduction of carbon emissions. For more information visit this site which tracks real-time and historic generation.
27 Jan 2014

Osprey New Home

Ospreys_new_home_thumb This personal turbine erected in Cape Vincent, New York was declared by the town as an illegal structure. The turbine still stands but not used until a local resident, an Osprey, move in.
14 Jun 2013

Blade failure in Michigan

04236_wind2_thumb DTE Energy found a part of a blade had fallen off one of its turbines located at the Thumb wind facility in Michigan. The Thumb wind facility went into commercial operation in December 2012. The project consists of 110-megawatt (MW) (69 1.6-megawatt GE wind turbines).
11 Mar 2013

Spring Valley wind facility

Springvalleywind_thumb The Spring Valley Wind project towers over nearby vehicles. The project, located 30 miles east of Ely, Nevada, includes 66 Siemens 2.3 MW machines. The Spring Valley project went online August 8, 2012 and is the first in the State of Nevada.
22 Jun 2012

Lisa Linowes Presenting

Lisa_in_ct_thumb Lisa Linowes presenting in Colebrook, CT on March 12, 2011, to a "crowd of more than 100 on Saturday who listened in rapt attention as Executive Director Lisa Linowes of Industrial Wind Action detailed the costs, both environmental and financial, of wind turbines."
13 Mar 2011

Wind turbine wake effects

Wake_effect_horns_rev.jpg_thumb The image shows clouds forming in the wakes of the front row of wind turbines of the Horns Rev wind farm off the coast of Denmark. The downstream wind turbines lose 20% or 30% of their power, and sometimes even more, relative to the front row. The spacing of the turbines is 7 rotor diameters.
20 Jan 2010

Stetson II nacelles

Stetson_ii_nacelles_1_thumb First Wind ordered and has taken delivery of these nacelles planned for the Stetson II wind farm project (17 turbines). This picture was taken only one month after First Wind submitted its permit application for the project to the State of Maine for approval. Apparently, First Wind is confident it will win approval.
20 Dec 2008

Stetson II turbine components

Stetson_ii_turbine_components_thumb First Wind has ordered and taken delivery of the Stetson II wind farm turbine components (17 turbines). This picture was taken just one month after First Wind submitted its permit application for Stetson II to the State of Maine for approval. Apparently, First Wind is confident it will win approval.
20 Dec 2008

Repairing a wind turbine

Turbine_under_repair_thumb Technicians remove the blade assembly on Carleton College’s wind generator as the gearbox undergoes repair. The two-month process of fixing it involved finding a crane tall enough and heavy enough to remove the giant blade assembly from the top of the 230-foot tower. The crane was on site almost three weeks, at a cost of $5,000 a day. The wind turbine was erected in Sep 2004.
11 Dec 2007
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