(Herman) A company that operates a Dodge County wind farm is looking at what caused part a wind turbine to collapse. The blades and top portion of the turbine fell Wednesday night. It was located at the Butler Ridge wind farm near the town of Herman.
The collapse of the turbine, which the National Weather Service says stands about 400 feet above the ground, left a scattering of massive pieces of debris, as well as a crater in the ground from the impact. A statement from the company that owns the turbine, NextEra Energy Resources, says they believe “this was an isolated incident as turbine malfunctions are rare.”
They add they are working to determine “the cause of the turbine failure and assess other turbines on site as a quality-control measure.”
–Courtesy of WRN