Brian Howell, KFYR-TV, www.kfyrtv.com 5 May 2011
North Dakota`s Public Service Commission is discussing wind farm safety in the state.
Wind Farm malfunctions have been making news lately with the most recent incident occurring near Wilton last weekend, when a blade peeled off like a banana after strong winds and blizzard conditions.
The PSC is looking into the matter, and are concerned about the Grand Forks-based blade manufacturer`s track record.
Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer said, “The question that I think that we really have, I mean, here, it`s not even so much a question for us as it is for the manufacturing of certainly the companies that are developing the wind projects is that this is, this is this going to happen a lot? Is this a manufacturing flaw that`s going to rear its ugly head in lots of situations?”
The PSC only discussed the matter today at their meeting.
URL to article: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/05/06/psc-discusses-wind-power-safety/