Wednesday, February 16, 2011

$200 million wind farm frozen stiff for weeks, blades iced

2/15/11, "Northern New Brunswick (Canada) wind turbines frozen solid," Telegraph Journal, National Post

"A $200-million wind farm in northern New Brunswick is frozen solid, cutting off a potential supply of renewable energy for NB Power.

The 25-kilometre stretch of wind turbines, located 70 kilometres northwest of Bathurst, N.B. has been completely

  • shutdown for several weeks due to heavy ice covering the blades.

GDF SUEZ Energy, the company that owns and operates the site, is working to return the windmills to working order, a spokeswoman says.

We can’t control the weather,” Julie Vitek said in an interview from company headquarters in Houston, Texas."...

via Tom Nelson