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'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
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April 27, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities to replace 13 transmission line structures
WILLMAR — A motion was made and approved by the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission Monday to approve project specifications and solicit...
April 27, 2016 - 11:24pm
March 21, 2016
Willmar’s wind turbines have best year ever
WILLMAR — More often than not in 2015, when someone looked up at the Willmar wind turbines, they found them spinning. “I am pleased to report...
March 21, 2016 - 12:05am
Wind turbines to be shut down for scheduled maintenance
WILLMAR (Staff reports) — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines will be shut down periodically over the last two weeks of December for scheduled maintenance, said Jon Folkedahl, director of electrical production for the utility. Folkedahl said Renew Energy Maintenance...
December 21, 2015 - 11:27pm
June 23, 2015
Wind turbines on track to hit output goal
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines are on track for the second time during the past five and half years to hit the...
June 23, 2015 - 11:19pm
May 26, 2015
Willmar considers renewable energy rate
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on a proposed rate that owners of renewable energy facilities such as solar panels or wind turbines would receive if they sell energy to the city-owned utility. Utilities staff recommended the commission...
May 26, 2015 - 11:21pm
May 11, 2015
Report: Willmar’s wind turbines work well
WILLMAR — The state of Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines is good, according to a report given Monday to the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission. Electrical production from May 2014 to April 2015 has increased from a low of 216,998 kilowatts in August 2014, which...
May 11, 2015 - 11:27pm
July 14, 2014
Visible and frustrating: Utilities chief sees more timely response to turbine issues than warranty provider
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioners thanked General Manager Wesley Hompe for a report and analysis on the operation of the...
July 14, 2014 - 10:37pm
June 11, 2014
Warranty about to expire: Utilities Commission seeks answers to wind turbine questions
WILLMAR — Municipal Utilities Commission members would like answers to some questions they have about future operation and maintenance costs...
June 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 7, 2013
Willmar wind turbines return to service
WILLMAR — A spokesman for Willmar Municipal Utilities says the utilities’ two wind turbines returned to service Wednesday morning after installation was successfully completed of two high-voltage breakers. A breaker was installed at the base of each wind turbine tower. The installation...
November 7, 2013 - 11:25pm
October 8, 2013
Willmar wind turbines continue to be out of service
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines continue to be out of service due to 15-kilovolt electrical breaker problems, Wesley Hompe, utilities general manager, said today. Hompe said that Willmar Utilities has been in contact with turbine manufacturer DeWind...
October 8, 2013 - 3:01pm
August 27, 2013
NLS School Board, Minn., reaches agreement on wind turbine
NEW LONDON — The New London-Spicer School Board unanimously approved an agreement Monday night to erect a small wind turbine at the school...
August 27, 2013 - 11:35pm
April 1, 2013
Willmar, Minn., turbines perform as projected, review shows
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines have performed as projected, according to a performance review. The review looked at energy production figures combined with warranty payments pending and received since the turbines were installed 3½ years ago. During...
April 1, 2013 - 10:53pm
January 31, 2013
Energy output of Willmar wind turbines improves over last three years
WILLMAR — Energy produced by Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines has been increasing since the turbines were commissioned in September 2009, according to a status report given to the Municipal Utilities Commission this week. Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of power production,...
January 31, 2013 - 10:43pm