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  • ... after a blade came loose at the Ocotillo Express Wind facility in Imperial County earlier this month, facility operator ... completely removed. Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing told ReWire that the blade throw incident on May 16 happened during a period of ...
  • After one of its wind turbines threw a ten-ton blade in Imperial County, Siemens Energy has shut down all its turbines worldwide that use the same ... In a statement provided to ReWire , Siemens Energy said it would be "curtailing" -- slowing or ...
  • ... division in late June. Now, the head of Siemens' wind division is leaving "by mutual agreement to pursue new career ... Sector, in a corporate statement as oblique as any ReWire has seen, though perhaps it lost something in translation. ...
  • Is there really enough wind in Ocotillo to justify the area's wind turbines ? That's a ... on social media. According to turbine manufacturer Siemens , the Ocotillo Express facility can generate power with wind ... at what percentage of the turbines' maximum capacity ReWire hasn't yet puzzled out. As far as the California Energy Commission is ...
  • ReWire takes a look at the stories you thought were the most important, ... analysis of the problems with comparing cat bird kills to wind turbine wildlife mortality is a bit of a sleeper. We published it ... and friends have our continuing sympathy. 1) More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World': An ...
  • The 315-megawatt Ocotillo Express Wind project in Imperial County is shut down today after a 10-ton blade came loose from one of the project's 112 Siemens wind turbines , landing about 100 yards away on a public ... and then tumbled," Ocotillo resident Parke Ewing told ReWire . "I'd say the end of the blade that had been connected to the rotor ...
  • An enclosed wind turbine design that may be safer for wildlife and the public is ... length means that blade throw incidents, like the one at the Ocotillo Wind Project that shuttered hundreds of turbines ... . Some of the aerodynamic engineering terminology made ReWire's metaphoirical eyes glaze over a bit, but the basics are relatively ...
  • ... mortality in the wake of the death of a golden eagle at the North Sky River wind facility on January 29. The eagle was found near a North Sky River ...
  • A large wind turbine burst into flame late Friday night in the mountains ... had just left a meeting of the group Friends of Mojave at which fire danger of wind turbines had been discussed. ... -- especially if those oils are old or dirty. Fortuna told ReWire that many of the large turbines in the area develop ...
  • A Portland-based wind company is walking away from a controversial project near Joshua Tree ... wind turbines near a wildland preserve in the Morongo Basin appears to be a non-starter. Portland-based wind ... Manager for the BLM's California Desert District, told ReWire that Element Power filed a formal "Request to Relinquish" its permit ...

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