Cause still unknown for broken blade on wind turbine

This turbine stopped running on Monday, June 1, at about 10:45 a.m. It was windy at the time.

NextEra Energy Resources (formerly FPL Energy) owns and operates these turbines; Basin Electric buys the power from them.

NextEra is investigating the cause of the blade failure, but no information is yet available.

Damaged wind turbine near Wilton, ND

Damaged wind turbine near Wilton, ND

Our photographer Steve Crane was on the scene to get these photos Monday afternoon.

Turbines owned and operated by NextEra

Turbines owned and operated by NextEra

This turbine is one of 33 turbines located near Wilton, ND.

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