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Breakdowns continue for St. Cloud VA wind turbine 

Credit:  By: Lee Voss, wjon.com 13 March 2012 ~~

ST. CLOUD – You probably noticed the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Medical Center’s wind turbine sitting idle and not turning as it was designed. It’s been an ongoing problem for the VA as they try to get the problem fixed….

VA Public Affairs Officer Barry Venable says the contractor, JK Scanlon Company of Salmouth, Massachusetts has been unable to keep the wind turbine from shutting down…

The VA’s National Contracting Office in Cleveland, Ohio is working to get the turbine online and producing electricity.

When the $2.3-million wind turbine was built, it was expected to produce up to 15% of the St. Cloud VA Medical Center’s electricity. So far, Venable says the electricity it has produced has been negligible.

Venable can’t say when or if the wind turbine will work correctly.

Source:  By: Lee Voss, wjon.com 13 March 2012

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