McLean’s Mountain turbines undergo maintenance work

MCLEAN’S MOUNTAIN—Passersby of the McLean’s Mountain Mountain Wind Farm of late may have noted some work being done to two of the turbines.

According to Northland Power, GE Renewable Energy is currently completing scheduled maintenance at the McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm. “This work has been planned in advance to ensure that the wind farm continues to operate safely and efficiently,” Sarah Charuk, director of communications for Northland Power, told The Expositor. “The maintenance work involves replacing the bearings on certain turbine blades (on two of the turbines). We anticipate that the work will be completed by the end of September—providing the weather cooperates. Work will be halted when wind measurements exceed a pre-determined limit.”

“We do not anticipate that this maintenance will significantly impact production at the wind farm; it was scheduled during a low-wind period to minimize any impact,” Ms. Charuk added.