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On the evening of Jan. 15, a GE 1.5 MW wind turbine collapsed at NextEra Energy Resources' Mill Run wind farm. The 15 MW project, which came online in 2001, is located at a remote mountainside on private property in Pennsylvania. No one was injured.

Steven Stengel, a NextEra spokesperson, tells NAW that a technician discovered the entire wind turbine had fallen over after the company received a "fault" indication. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

“Turbine failure is extremely rare but something we obviously take very seriously,” says Stengel. “We've engaged our experts that are currently at the site investigating the cause. The other nine turbines are currently not operating.”

GE spokesperson Lindsay Theile says the company’s team is available to support NextEra in identifying the cause.


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