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Willmar, Minn., utilities doing maintenance on turbines

WILLMAR -- Wesley Hompe, interim co-manager of Willmar Municipal Utilities, said Wednesday that wind turbine generator No. 4 (south tower) will be out of service from Tuesday through Saturday to allow for both regular maintenance and to replace worn parts that were discovered during the initial maintenance visit on Tuesday.

Estimated re-energization is planned soon after delivery and installation of replacement parts.

Parts are expected to arrive on Friday.

In the meantime, normal maintenance will be performed this week on both wind turbines, Hompe said. The two turbines are located just north of Willmar Senior High School.

David Little
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