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Llandinam wind farm switched off after turbine damage  

Credit:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 13 January 2012 ~~

One of the UK’s largest wind farms has been switched off following damage to one of its turbines.

The site above Llandinam, Powys, stopped producing energy after a turbine head containing the blades came off last month.

Operator ScottishPower Renewables has launched an investigation at the 103-turbine site, and said it was expected to be back online shortly.

When the wind farm opened in 1992 it was one of the largest in Europe.

ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) said the site generated 31 mega watts of energy that was enough to provide power to the equivalent of 17,000 homes.

It added that Llandinam was its oldest wind farm.

“Work is currently underway at Llandinam wind farm to investigate damage to a wind turbine that occurred in early December,” said an SPR spokesman.

“The site is currently offline while investigations are completed, with turbines expected to return to service shortly.”

The wind farm is operated in partnership with Eurus Energy under the trading name of Celt Power Limited.

Source:  BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk 13 January 2012

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