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Lightning damages wind turbine  

Credit:  By Staff Report May 02. 2013 www.eldoradotimes.com ~~

Another storm has caused problems for the wind turbine.

“We noticed a couple of error faults after the storm on April 22 and had begun the process of repairing the affected components last week,” said Kurt Bookout, public utilities director.

Friday of last week they noticed a black spot on one of the blade tips.

“Even though it looks very prominent in these photos, it’s not very visible from a distance,” Bookout said.

The photos were taken from a tall bucket truck with a telephoto lens.

An inspection of the damage was performed on Wednesday confirming a lightning strike. Results of the inspection show the damage does not appear to be extensive.

The city has insurance coverage to handle this type of weather related damage and they have begun the process to get the repair work completed as soon as possible.

Source:  By Staff Report May 02. 2013 www.eldoradotimes.com

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