CTV Windsor | Published Monday, April 2, 2018 | windsor.ctvnews.ca
A faulty wind turbine blade was the cause of a tower collapse in Chatham-Kent.
The 160-tonne structure came down near Dillon on Jan. 19.
A spokesperson with Terra Form Power says a review by independent third-party professionals, as well as the company’s own engineering team, concluded the collapse was caused by a single blade.
Chad Reed said no other similar issues were identified during the review process.
At the time, the 22 remaining turbines on the wind farm were taken off-line as a precaution, but returned to service Feb. 14.
Reed says his company will regularly and rigorously monitor all turbines as part of the ongoing review and maintenance process.
URL to article: https://www.wind-watch.org/news/2018/04/02/faulty-wind-turbine-blade-blamed-for-collapse/