[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

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


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind tower construction delayed until 2018  

Credit:  Amanda Dedie | Observer | www.observertoday.com ~~

ARKWRIGHT – The Arkwright Wind Farm has yet another roadblock preventing its completion, making it so that it could be at least a year before the landscape will see a number of turbines dotting the skyline.

According to Town Supervisor Frederic Norton, while most things will still be going according to plan, the actual erection of the turbines will now not be taking place until 2018.

“It is being postponed because the electric grid has to be reengineered, and despite the fact that the company that owns (the electric grid) has known about this coming for ten years, they haven’t gotten around to doing it,” said Norton.

The company requires a period of time to reengineer the electric grid so that it is able to carry the electric load that the wind farm will be generating. The company has been, reportedly, working with National Grid to try to work it all out.

Norton cannot say for sure if there was something that could have been done to prevent this miscommunication, but knows that the engineers are working hard with the electric company to try to speed up the process.

“The developer is hopeful that they will be erecting the windmills in the spring (of 2018.) Hopefully they can get them hooked up in the spring,” Norton said. He expects the fall of 2018 would be the latest before they’re constructed.

Soon, the engineers will be clearing the way to build the access roads and working on the electricity, wires and lines they’re able to put in themselves, as well as putting in the turbine foundations. The only thing being postponed at this point in time is the erection of the windmills.

Source:  Amanda Dedie | Observer | www.observertoday.com

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

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

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


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.