TerraForm Power, a Chatham-Kent based firm in Canada, has reportedly shut down all its 51 wind turbines due to the collapse of one of its turbines located in Raleigh Township. Apparently, the incident has not caused any accidental injuries or affected the community life so far. The key officials of the firm have revealed that the wind turbines will not operate till the cause of the turbine collapse is investigated. Even the government authorities have raised concerns over the turbines being very near to the roads.
For the record, the Graham Construction & Engineering Inc. based in Calgary had built the turbine in 2009 and sold it to Raleigh in 2011. With the acquisition of Raleigh Wind Power, TerraForm Power had obtained the ownership of the Chatham-Kent wind turbine across Ontario. Currently, it has been reported that the engineers of the firm along with the Ministry of Labor & the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change of Canada are inspecting the cause.
As a safety measure, the area around the broken wind turbine has been covered with a plastic fence, while the turbine has been disconnected from its grid. As per the Director of Investor Relations at the firm, the Raleigh unit will remain non-operational till the completion of the inspection of the root cause that led to collapse of a wind turbine at the location.
Reliable sources claim that this event has led to the government authorities planning to halt two of the forthcoming wind turbine ventures across the region. Some of the key government officials have also stated that the regime should stop the construction of wind turbines in the North Kent and Otter Creek areas as a part of safety measures to avoid further accidents and damage to the property.