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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They are the products of the organizations or individuals noted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch.


July 12, 2018 • MontanaPrint storyE-mail story

One of Great Falls’ first wind turbines coming down

Great Falls College MSU is removing the wind turbine from its campus. Deconstruction is expected to be complete next week. The wind turbine was purchased used from the University of North Dakota. It had been installed at the wind farm near Raynesford before being moved to GFC MSU. The turbine, which is no longer operational, stopped working in November and the cost to fix and continually maintain it is prohibitive. The purchase and installation of the wind turbine was paid . . . Complete story »


June 5, 2018 • U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Wind disappears in Britain leaving turbines at a standstill

Britain’s gone seven days with almost no wind generation and forecasts show the calm conditions persisting until the middle of the month. The wind drought has pushed up day-ahead power prices to the highest levels for the time of year for at least a decade. U.K. turbines can produce about as much power as 12 nuclear reactors when conditions are right. During the “Beast from the East” storm that hit Britain in March, they generated record levels of power and . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Watch as £1million wind turbine is engulfed in fire in Cambridgeshire Fens

Flames engulfed a £1 million wind turbine in the Cambridgeshire Fens this morning, causing plumes of thick black smoke that could be seen for miles around. Fire crews were called to the blaze at the wind farm on Benwick Road, Doddington, at 7.50am on Wednesday May 30. One crew from Chatteris and one crew and a multi-star, equipped with a 31m ladder, from Stanground arrived to find an 89m wind turbine well alight, with debris falling to the ground. The . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Doddington wind turbine catches fire after storms

An 89m (292ft) wind turbine caught fire after storms hit Cambridgeshire overnight. Firefighters were called to the blaze on one of the blades of the turbine in Benwick Road, Doddington, at about 07:50 BST. Parts of it have broken off with debris scattered in the area but there was no danger to the public, the fire service said. Residents reported thunder and lightning overnight. The cause of the fire is not yet known. [view video at http://www.bbc.com/news/av/embed/p068mk5t/44304296] Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Lightning strikes £1m wind turbine in the Fens – dramatic photos

A £1 million wind turbine – erected 11 years ago- is being allowed to burn itself out after being struck by lightning in the early hours of today. Fire crews are at the scene of the blaze at Ransonmoor wind farm near Doddington Former fireman David Oldale, who woke up this morning to receive a phone call from his daughter who lives in a farm house next door to the wind turbine, said: “I would leave it it’s too dangerous, . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

£1m wind turbine bursts into flames after lightning strike

A wind turbine is being allowed to burn itself out after being struck by lightning. Fire crews are at the scene of the blaze at Ransonmoor wind farm, near Doddington, following the lightning strike in the early hours of the morning. Former fireman David Oldale, who woke up to receive a phone call from his daughter who lives in a farm house next door to the wind turbine, said: “I would leave it, it’s too dangerous, I’d let it go. . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Giant wind turbine on fire after ‘lightning strike’

This is the dramatic site greeting people in one Cambridgeshire village this morning (May 30). An 89m wind turbine is engulfed in flames, with debris falling to the ground, in Benwick Road, Doddington. The fire was reported at 7.50am and firefighters are at the scene. People have been posting their images on social media of the fire, which many have speculated was caused by a lightning strike last night. Their images show flames and plumes of smoke emanating from the . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine bursts into flames in Cambridgeshire

A wind turbine has burst into flames in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Two fire crews were sent to the blaze at Doddington, near March, which sent parts of the structure tumbling to the ground. The turbine is part of the Ransonmoor Wind Farm, which was built more than a decade ago. “Crews arrived to find an 89m wind turbine well alight, with debris falling to the ground. “No firefighting action was required. “The cause of the fire is currently unknown.” – . . . Complete story »


May 30, 2018 • EnglandPrint storyE-mail story

Doddington wind turbine fire follows storms

An 89m (292ft) wind turbine has caught fire after storms hit Cambridgeshire overnight. Firefighters are tackling the blaze at the top of the turbine in Benwick Road, Doddington. Parts of it have broken off, with debris scattered in the area but there is no danger to the public, the fire service said. Residents reported thunder and lightning overnight. The cause of the fire is not yet known. Complete story »


May 28, 2018 • Newfoundland and LabradorPrint storyE-mail story

Turbines sit idle while Ramea power bills increase

Lester Gould said three of the nine wind turbines located in Ramea, the three owned by Nalcor, have hardly moved since the fall. The other six turbines, owned by Frontier Power Systems – an energy company based in PEI, “are going frequently whenever there is wind but the other ones, very infrequently do I see them move,” the Deputy Mayor of Ramea said. The two companies installed the turbines for different purposes. Frontier’s turbines sell the wind energy to Nalcor for . . . Complete story »


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