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There was no movement Tuesday by the Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine on the left in this photo. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Faulty high-voltage breaker periodically sidelines Willmar, Minn., turbine

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WILLMAR — A faulty high-voltage breaker the size of a small washing machine periodically sidelined one of Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines this summer.

The problem surfaced in early June and continued intermittently in July. The City Council asked about the problem during the Aug. 19 meeting.

Utilities General Manager Wesley Hompe described it as a periodic problem. When the breaker didn't work, the turbine didn't work.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
(320) 235-1150
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