[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Too windy for windmills?  

It was so windy in Saskatchewan Tuesday, sometimes even the wind generators couldn’t keep up.

SaskPower has 116 giant, three-bladed wind turbines around Swift Current in the southwest that are designed to handle winds up to 95 kilometres per hour.

However, some of the powerful gusts that swept through Saskatchewan throughout the day were stronger than that.

The turbines couldn’t handle the strongest gusts, SaskPower spokesman Larry Christie said.

“The performance was up and down,” he said. “At times, the turbines were shutting off.”

Such intermittent shutdowns are necessary to avoid damage to the equipment, he said.

During the windstorm, power went out in parts of Regina and for about 20 minutes, about 5,000 customers had to do without electricity. However, there’s no reason to suspect the outage was wind-related, Christie said.

Environment Canada issued a wind warning, but many people were finding it to be mostly an inconvenience.

“Terrible, terrible,” said Ed Jelinski, who had planned to walk his dog Everest at the Regina dog park but found the 90-kilometre-an-hour blasts more than he could take.

The winds were expected to die down by Wednesday, Environment Canada said.

CBC News

14 November 2007

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter