There’s a two week ‘planned power outage’ at NextEra’s Bornish and Adelaide Wind projects. Flashing red navigation lights won’t be working during that time, so you might want to keep your planes grounded…
Word has it that the splicing in the underground cables were welded too close together. The underground cables need to be replaced. When they put the hydro through the cables, it caused the cables to melt; now no hydro can get through. All cables have to be replaced.
Wonder how safe all the projects cables are? Is anyone doing any stray voltage tests?
Thank you for sending your concern.
After receiving your inquiry (below) I contacted the Nextera Site Manager and Technician Leader by telephone.
They provided an explanation both verbally and followed up with an email confirming that the Navigation lights were out last night as part of a planned power outage to the wind turbines.
Basically, the email indicated that:
Nextera is currently in the first week of a two week planned power outage, due to a request for service at the Parkhill substation by Hydro One, at the Bornish/Adelaide/Jericho wind sites. Nav Canada was notified of this outage by Nextera staff on September 29th at 06:00. The Nav Canada representative issued an approval with the reference number: London NOTAM – 140423. See Screenshot below from the NAV Canada site.
Due to the outage the turbine structures have no power to them and therefore the navigation lights are not on as per normal operations. The outage is expected to be over Oct 14th.
If you need further details, you could contact NAV Canada at: