Archive for August, 2006

Blade Repairs

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

A week ago Wednesday there was a series of major thunderstorms that came through Southern Ontario at the end of the hot spell. The turbine took at least one major lightning strike, and some damage was caused to a blade that requires repair.


The Foundation Pour Begins

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

If you were travelling up the Peninsula today you might have notice a lot of concrete trucks. Today, we are pouring the foundation for the north turbine. Tomorrow we will pour the middle one.

Audobon Society on Wind and Birds

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

There can be no bigger advocate for the preservation of birds than the Audubon Society.   Wind Power monthly reports that the Audubon Society of New York is purchasing 100% wind power to run their offices.


Integrating Wind into the Grid

Monday, August 14th, 2006

Much ink has been spilled about how to integrate wind energy into the electrical grid. It would certainly be a challenge to supply 100% of our power from wind. But how much is practical? What are the real limits? What are the myths?


Rebar almost done

Friday, August 11th, 2006

The 2 turbine project expansion is continuing at a good pace. Crane pads are complete, roads are 70% complete, and the rebar is 90% tied. The rebar should be done today. (more…)

It Works!

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

We tested a radio link to a Wiarton communications tower today. It works, and it works well. We need this communications link to ensure proper protection and control for the wind farm.