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Technicians with power plant begin training on turbines


WILLMAR -- Four Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant technicians have begun training in the operation and maintenance of the utilities' two new wind turbines.

"Since we own it and operate it, we should also know how to work on them,'' said Wes Hompe, staff electrical engineer for the utilities, who also participated in the training. "We're working towards that goal, but we understand that these machines are new and different.''

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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