Jason Barton

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Newly installed wind turbines idled by Minnesota’s winter

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Last year, about a dozen Minnesota communities dreamed of clean, green energy: spinning windmills powering hundreds of homes. Now, months after the deadline, the windmills stand largely immobile, and communities are still waiting for the power to flow.

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To fix the problem, a contractor installed heating elements this week in the turbines. In addition, heat tracing is likely to be added to the hydraulic lines and lubrication oil system.

But that might not be enough, said Dahlen, who blames his engineering and construction contractor for the delay.

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Written by Jason

January 30th, 2010 at 11:52 am