Wind turbines stop turning as faulty connection repaired

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LITTLE CURRENT—The McLean’s Mountain wind turbines have come to a stop as a fault in the transmission cable is repaired. “The fault took place last Wednesday night, June 4,” McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Project Manager Paul Kaminiski told The Expositor. “We located the fault in the Manitoulin side of the cable (the submarine cable that crosses along the bottom of the North Channel).”

Mr. Kaminiski explained that thankfully the fault was not under the channel and that the excavation of the buried cable has begun and is expected to be completed by next week. During this time the wind turbine lights are also not in operation, but Mr. Kaminiski said that NAV Canada was contacted following the fault and that a bulletin has been issued to all airports directing them to inform pilots of the outage and the location of the turbines. Read article

3 thoughts on “Wind turbines stop turning as faulty connection repaired

  1. Then automatic safety lights were not required on the IWTs with power to operate them coming from an independent source.
    Map won’t do much good in bad weather.

  2. Was there no safety warning light installed on the IWT that burned while repairs were made? Just left as navigation hazard.
    These incidents clearly demonstrate that NAV Canada and the Ontario government have a total disregard for IWT safety issues.
    How did this safety issue get by MOE engineers?

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