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 –
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
Turbine lasted only six years before electrical fire. Built by D&C Construction in 2012, with a supposed life of 20 years, Turbine fire quickly extinguished Oct 18, 2018 | Dustin Luca | The Salem News IPSWICH — A wind turbine by the transfer station burned for more than an hour before the fire department was called … Continue reading Massachusetts, Yet Another “Rare” Turbine Fire Occurrence.
Zap! Unlucky wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning Sept. 3, 2018 | Mike Kilen | Des Moines Register Don Henderson drives around taking photographs of Iowa, but this was a first, what he called "a very unlucky windmill" smoldering in the distance on Sunday. He said a wind turbine four miles south of Zearing … Continue reading Zap! Unlucky Iowa wind turbine hit by storm, finished off by lightning
Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires OCT 17, 2017 | IVAN PENN | Los Angeles Times Electrical power problems sparked the burning of 149,241 acres, according to data about 2015, the most recent year reported. (Oct. 17, 2017) The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether … Continue reading Power lines and electrical equipment are a leading cause of California wildfires
Investigation underway into blaze devouring French River park, which started on Henvey Inlet First Nation Jul 24, 2018 | Dave Seglins | CBC News Henvey Inlet construction site where workers say the fire began after a machine got stuck in bone-dry bush. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building … Continue reading Massive Ontario forest fire sparked by wind farm construction during extreme fire ban, workers allege.
The wind energy sales pitch is that fires are rare, but fires can not be that rare if there are specific systems and discussions by the industry on the issue. If there can be brush fires, there can be forest fires. By Michelle Froese | September 3, 2015 Electrical fires in wind turbines can result … Continue reading Making the case for wind-turbine fire detection and suppression systems
Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm Posted: May 22, 2018 06:32 PM EDT It looks like fireworks, but it's a fire that damaged a windmill at the Locust Ridge Wind Farm in Schuylkill County. It broke out Monday night in the center of the windmill's three 133-foot blades at the farm near Mahanoy City. … Continue reading Windmill suffers fire damage at Locust Ridge Wind Farm