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GE wind turbine blade breaks off at Invenergy’s Prairie Breeze project in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 12 May 2014

A GE wind turbine blade broke off at Invenergy’s 200.6MW Prairie Breeze wind project in Nebraska, US.


The project, which features 118xGE 1.7 MW wind turbines, is located on a private land in Antelope, Boone, and Madison Counties, about 100 miles northwest of the city of Lincoln.

Edgar County Watchdogs reported that the project's 11th unit became non-operational due the structural failure.

The eleventh unit of the project is situated about a quarter-mile south of the intersection of 835th Road and 515th Avenue in Antelope County.

The news agency reported that the latest break off marks the second time after a similar failure took place on the wind farm's 51st unit, which is located northwest of Petersburg in Boone County.

Omaha Public Power District has agreed to purchase the output from the project, which generates enough electricity to power about 100,000 homes.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe.

Image: Prairie Breeze wind project features 118 GE 1.7 MW wind turbines. Photo: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.