German wind turbine maker shut down after cyberattack 4th April, 2022 By Jonathan Greig, The Record. IMAGE: MERT KAHVECI A German wind turbine maker was forced to shut down its IT systems across multiple locations and business units after it was hit with a cyberattack on March 31. Nordex designs, sells and manufactures wind turbines, reporting nearly $6 … Continue reading Wind Turbine Maker Shut Down
Satellite outage knocks out thousands of Enercon's wind turbines 28th February, 2022 by Maria Sheahan, Christoph Steitz and Andreas Rinke; Editing by Miranda Murray and Bernadette Baum; Reuters A views shows an E-66 wind turbine manufactured by German company Enercon in Nibas, Picardie region, July 16, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Summary Remote control of 5,800 wind … Continue reading Wind Turbines Knocked Out
Turbines made in China for Australia's biggest wind farm have CRACKS in them sparking outrage they weren't made locally to better standards 15th December, 2021 By Peter Vincent, Daily Mail Australia Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10311315/China-wind-turbines-crack-sparking-outrage-werent-Australia.html Cracks discovered in 19 Chinese-made wind turbines at Stockyard Hill wind farmDefects were discovered when union members inspected the giant machinesStockyard Hill management said … Continue reading Stockyard Hill Wind Turbines Crack
Tasmania Fire Service called out to Woolnorth Wind farm 31st October, 2021 By Molly Appleton, The Advocate Source; https://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/7491486/crews-work-to-extinguish-wind-turbine-fire/ Woolnorth Wind Farm. Picture: File Firefighters were called out to extinguish a wind turbine fire at 1.50pm on Sunday. A Tasmania Fire Service spokesperson said a 60 metre wind turbine had caught fire at Woolnorth Wind … Continue reading Tricky Scene At Woolnorth Wind Farm
A follow up letter sent to WorkSafe Victoria, including a Blade Throw Risk Assessment undertaken at Hills of Gold Wind Farm in NSW. The supplementary letter includes the following: Alerting WorkSafe to the risk of human life due to blade throw and blade fragment throw,Calling on the requirement of all Wind Farms in the Moyne … Continue reading Alerting WorkSafe Victoria
Police warn local traffic road closed after wind turbine blade truck accident 8th December, 2020 By Andrew Thomson, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/7045275/truck-carrying-82m-wind-turbine-blade-goes-off-road/ The rear of the trailer carrying the 82-metre long wind turbine blade has gone off the road surface and become stuck. UPDATED, Tuesday, 8.10am: A truck transporting an 82-metre wind turbine blade has gone … Continue reading Wind Turbine Blade Truck Accident
'Firetrace added that if one in 2,000 turbines catches fire each year, it suggests that a typical wind farm with 150 turbines would be hit by one or two fires in 20 years of operation'.
Blade falls from Dundonnell Wind Farm turbine, launching investigation 6th October 2020 By Jackson Graham, The Standard https://www.standard.net.au/story/6957141/wind-farm-stops-after-blade-falls-from-turbine/ LOST BLADE: The wind farm with the missing blade pictured from Hamilton Highway. Picture: Supplied. A BLADE has fallen from a south-west wind farm, launching an investigation to determine exactly how the dangerous incident occurred. Tilt Renewables … Continue reading Blade Falls From Dundonnell Wind Farm Turbine
“We can only fight it on planning grounds whereas we think it needs to be debated at a much wider level,” she said.
“They are selling the wind farm to council as an answer to climate change and greenhouse gas but it is not.”~ Kathy Russell, Mt Pollock Landscape Guardians.
"There were high winds all week and ironically, it could have been the wind that knocked over the mast..."~ Tash Blake, Strzlecki Community Alliance