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February 12, 2017
Blown away: Wind energy sector turns into largest renewable resource in U.S., sees massive expansion in North Dakota
GRAND FORKS — Those driving 3 miles north of Grand Forks may see something strange: long, narrow, pointed white giants sailing through...
February 12, 2017 - 8:34am
January 28, 2016
Wind rides the rails
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway flatcars carrying wind turbines stretch nearly 20 blocks Thursday at the terminal in downtown Willmar east...
January 28, 2016 - 11:44pm
September 18, 2015
NLS wants renewable energy education center
NEW LONDON –– The New London-Spicer School District could become a testing center for renewable energy technology, with students providing the man-power and ingenuity and getting an education in the process. At their meeting this week, the NLS School Board agreed to pursue a...
September 18, 2015 - 10:45pm
June 26, 2015
Utilities resolves wind turbine lift problem
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities staff were able to troubleshoot and restore the two-person service lift inside the south wind turbine Wednesday, said Jon Folkedahl, utility power production supervisor. Folkedahl said power plant maintenance personnel Matt Krupa and Aaron...
June 26, 2015 - 9:11pm
April 6, 2015
Willmar wind turbines to be shut off for routine maintenance
WILLMAR — Scheduled maintenance is underway this week at Willmar Municipal Utilities two wind turbines. Jon Folkedahl, power production supervisor with Willmar Utilities, said DeWind maintenance technicians arrived in Willmar Saturday to begin scheduled semi-annual maintenance...
April 6, 2015 - 8:34pm
January 9, 2015
Willmar wind turbine sidelined
WILLMAR — Mechanical issues have sidelined Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 4 (south tower). Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electric production for the utilities, said the turbine was taken out of service Thursday morning due to mechanical issues in the hub. He said...
January 9, 2015 - 11:06pm
November 12, 2014
Willmar Utilities awaits good weather to fix wind turbine
WILLMAR — Staff of Willmar Municipal Utilities are waiting for favorable weather to replace weather station sensors and return the north wind turbine to online electrical production. The turbine went off-line at about 7.30 a.m. Monday due to a failed heater in the weather station,...
November 12, 2014 - 11:19pm
October 21, 2014
Willmar wind turbines will be stopped periodically for repairs
WILLMAR — Technicians with Willmar Municipal Utilities are in the process of completing recommended repairs to the utilities’ two wind turbines this week, said Jeron Smith, utilities staff electrical engineer. Smith said Tuesday that technicians from turbine supplier DeWind Co....
October 21, 2014 - 10:45pm
September 29, 2014
DeWind Company begins service work on Willmar wind turbines
WILLMAR — Technicians from wind turbine supplier DeWind Company will be cleaning and servicing Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines over the next two weeks. The servicing period began Monday and will run through approximately Oct. 10, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor...
September 29, 2014 - 11:21pm
September 23, 2014
City of Willmar OKs wind turbine service contract
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has approved an annual cleaning and maintenance contract and a month-by-month monitoring...
September 23, 2014 - 11:30pm
July 29, 2014
Willmar wind turbine idled since April expected to be turning by week’s end
WILLMAR — The wind turbine on the north edge of Willmar that lost its nosecone in April this year was repaired Tuesday afternoon.
July 29, 2014 - 11:09pm
April 28, 2014
Bracket repairs pending on Willmar turbine missing nosecone
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities is awaiting repairs to brackets on one of the utility’s two wind turbines before the turbine, which...
April 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
March 13, 2014
Willmar wind turbine resumes operation
WILLMAR — The north wind turbine that had been shut down due to a malfunction with the pitch controller was restored to full function Wednesday afternoon, said Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electrical production at Willmar Municipal Utilities. Folkedahl said today that technicians...
March 13, 2014 - 2:52pm
August 27, 2013
Faulty high-voltage breaker periodically sidelines Willmar, Minn., turbine
WILLMAR — A faulty high-voltage breaker the size of a small washing machine periodically sidelined one of Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two...
August 27, 2013 - 11:52pm