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Crews repairing wind turbine in Bear Creek Twp. 

Credit:  James Halpin | The Citizens' Voice | July 6, 2017 | citizensvoice.com ~~

BEAR CREEK TWP. – Crews are at work repairing a wind turbine that was severely damaged in a fire last year at the Bear Creek Wind Farm.

The turbine caught fire Nov. 10, and firefighters were unable to access it because of falling debris. As a result, firefighters let the blaze burn itself out, sending a thick cloud of black smoke billowing over parts of the Wyoming Valley.

Workers seen in the area this week are busy replacing the turbine, said Kelly Kimberly, spokeswoman for Dallas, Texas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, which owns the wind farm.

“We’re in the process of completing the replacement,” she said.

Once the replacement is complete, crews will have to conduct testing prior to the turbine returning to service, she said. An estimated date of completion was not known.

The wind farm on Bald Mountain consists of a dozen 256-foot tall turbines that generate about 75 million kilowatt-hours – enough energy to power 6,480 homes per year.

Under an agreement, the energy is sold to Pennsylvania Power & Light Corp.

Source:  James Halpin | The Citizens' Voice | July 6, 2017 | citizensvoice.com

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