Supply – Two of the five wind turbines on America’s First Coast wind farm are not running.
Danishrsted, a Danish coastal windmill, has shut down its turbines for general maintenance on Genell Island, but also to conduct tests after problems with the turbine model made by General Electric in Europe.
Workers at the Merke Wind Farm in Germany’s North Sea have experienced signs of stress on some of the project’s GE Haliade turbines in support of the Helihoist platform. The 396-megawatt power plant was temporarily cut off to solve the problem, but the wind farm has since returned online.
In June, Rustus said he had suspended the five-year-old Block Island wind farm as a “precautionary measure” to see if there were similar problems with platforms on top of turbines that could be lowered. From helicopters.
“We are working closely with the supplier on a solution that will allow the generation to reliably re-launch as soon as possible,” said Michael Muhllison, head of North American Operations at Artist.
ስት Rest: Employees from GE found “stress lines” on Halide turbines this week, but an accident assessment found that they were structurally healthy. Repairs and maintenance are expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
A.D. In 2016, 6 megawatts of turbines were considered the standard of wisdom. But the industry has grown rapidly in a short period of time, and developers are now investing in two or more power turbines. Wine Wind, the first major beach wind project to win federal approval, plans to use GE’s latest Halide model with 13 megawatts of water between Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard.
How can you make any money when the turbines never work?
The stop on the wind farm in Bloke Island was not noticed by the islands and fishermen who roamed the turbines frequently. For his part, Richard Hitner, first vice president of the Rhode Island Salt Waters Association, said he had seen one or more turbines during the summer.
He has recently seen workers clean the turbines and work on the tips of knives.
In an email, he said: “The men on my boat have been commenting all winter.
Ting Rested said Hittinger’s certification was part of the regular maintenance of the turbines.
The company says that summer is a good time for such work. This is easy and safe for workers because the wind is not strong or stable during the hot months. Also, if a wind farm ceases to grow during the winter, it will not lose as much money as it did.
Complicated by problems with the rope in the water
However, the timing of the problem is not very good for wind farms, as the underground power line from the 30-megawatt project to the main grid through Bloke Island will continue.
While there are no problems with the cable landing on the main ground, a horizontal drill to bury in a deep pit is a unique story on Block Island, where Jet Plows are employed under a jet farm. Cost.
The beach on the island was more rock than expected, and the rope was buried deeper than planned. Storms soon began to take their toll, and the problem continued to worsen.
Last year, due to complaints from Balok Island beach passengers and concerns from state coast inspectors, both ቴ Rest and National Grid decided to renovate the damaged rooms.
ስት Rest was able to complete its work without any problems, but the National Grid had to block the room when it found sand, mud, and other materials under the seabed.
Does turbine repair affect electricity bills or power supply?
Work is set to resume in the fall, but it is unclear how the problems will affect the $ 31 million replacement project, and if there is an increase, Rhode Island electricians will be on the hook.
National grid customers already pay extra for the cable, sparking a recent controversy. The chairman of the regional government utilities commission fired the company, saying it had increased significantly and was unfair. The national grid is determining a new price structure.
Despite ongoing problems, the cable is still fully operational, so the temporary shutdown of the wind farm is not disconnected.
And in other news, Rhode Island taxpayers are not on the hunt for wind turbines. Contrary to the national grid, the government cannot transfer any unforeseen costs to electricity customers under a long-term contract approved by state regulators.