And they planned for this?
From CBC News: Ice halts northern N.B. wind farm
“We have budgeted allowances for every year for possible generation interruptions like this caused by something like severe weather,” (Dani Sabota, a spokesperson for GDF Suez Energy North America, the company that owns the park) Sabota said.
“We’re still OK, but we believe — we hope — this year’s severe icing was an anomaly.”
They also hope the mild weather in the forecast will melt the ice and that there will be enough wind to get the windmills moving again.
“The new wind farm’s 33 turbines have been generating power since November, but they have been forced to shut down for the past two days due to ice forming on some of the blades. The wind farm has been battling ice problems all winter.”
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