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Monday, April 1st 2019 – Wind Turbine on fire in Huron County.

Monday, April 1st 2019  | FOX66/NBC25 Newsroom | nbc25news.com OLIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich - The Huron County Sheriff says a wind turbine is on fire in Oliver Township on Elkton Road near Berne Road. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says firefighters are keeping people away from the turbine and are letting the fire burn itself out. The wind … Continue reading Monday, April 1st 2019 – Wind Turbine on fire in Huron County.

Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map

Map from Michigan Wind Farm Accident Map Compiled by thumbwind.com from public data and news sources. Contains incidents, accidents and failures in industrial wind farms within the State of Michigan.   Information responsibility of Caithness Windfarm Information Forum and source acknowledged at http://www.caithnesswindfarms.co.uk CAITHNESS WINDFARM INFORMATION FORUM

Wind Energy in Cold Climates

12-21-2017 | Natural Resources Canada The operation of wind turbines in a cold climate such as Canada’s involves additional challenges not present in warmer locations: Accumulation of ice on wind turbine blades resulting in reduced power output and increased rotor loads; Cold weather shutdown to prevent equipment failure; and Limited or reduced access for maintenance … Continue reading Wind Energy in Cold Climates

Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Coal, natural gas, nuclear power largely delivered. We should think twice about leaning too much on intermittent forms like wind, solar. FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Isaac Orr | Excerpt: Read full article at startribune.com This week’s bitter cold had the potential to be deadly. But thanks to reliable forms of energy like coal, natural gas and … Continue reading Bitter cold shows reliable energy sources are critical.

Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

Turbines often idled during deep freezes to prevent damage Reduction in wind output boosts fuel burns as prices climb January 30, 2019 | Chris Martin | Bloomberg  Read the Full article — With assistance by Brian K Sullivan, and Naureen S Malik "Wind generation on Wednesday afternoon was less than half its annual average in … Continue reading Chicago Loses Wind Power During a Polar Vortex.

Illinois Road blocked 1/4 mile away from broken turbine because of risk of falling debris. 

Wind Turbine Blade break Champaign-Vermilion County Illinois January 8, 2019 | JMKRAFT | Illinois Leaks This is a GE 1.6 mW wind turbine located in Champaign County Illinois., in the InvEnergy Wind Farm. The turbine is near the Champaign County Line on the West Edge of Vermilion County, several hundred feet south of the intersection … Continue reading Illinois Road blocked 1/4 mile away from broken turbine because of risk of falling debris. 

As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –

January 5, 2019 | Ivan Penn | The New York Times Facing billions of dollars in damages, PG&E and other utilities want legislators to let them pass on the cost to homeowners through higher electricity rates. LOS ANGELES — As California’s deadliest wildfire was consuming the town of Paradise in November, some of the state’s … Continue reading As Fires Ravaged California, Utilities Lobbied Lawmakers for Protection –

Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm

Danish Article: Ild i vindmølle og ejendom i Sørvad, by Frederikke Dammark, 1. jan 2019   Foto: Vagn Gejl Donskov January 2nd, 2019 | Jesper Berggreen | cleantechnica.com Since New Years Eve, it’s been quite windy in Denmark, and of the +6000 wind turbines in the country one of them apparently had to succumb to the pressure … Continue reading Vestas Turbine Catches Fire In Danish New Year Storm

At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire

Footage obtained by CBC shows previous fire at site and construction blasting that raised issues among experts Dec 05, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News The Parry Sound 33 forest fire began at a massive wind farm construction site on the northeastern shore of Georgian Bay on July 18. The blaze burned out of control until late … Continue reading At least 3 construction-related fires broke out at Ontario wind farm weeks before massive wildfire

Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium

ONYX InSight hosted its Third Annual Wind Turbine Technical Symposium in Golden Colorado, September 2018. 10th October 2018 | ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium, InSight Analytics Limited Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium This year’s ONYX InSight US Wind Turbine Technical Symposium was a great success.  The focus … Continue reading Wind Turbine Fires: Findings from the 2018 US Wind Technical Symposium