Faulty blade that caused wind turbine collapse cost company $6M

TerraFrom shut down all 70 wind turbines in Raleigh for two months to investigate each blade over safety concerns.

The turbine collapsed in January leading to a review of all 70 turbines in Chatham-Kent

This turbine collapse forced the company to pull 70 turbines out of service for safety inspections. (Monte McNaughton/Twitter)

A faulty blade that caused a wind turbine to topple in Chatham-Kent cost the company that runs the operation millions of dollars.

Earlier this year, a turbine snapped in half because of a "single faulty blade," according to a TerraForm spokesperson. 

TerraForm's first quarter results said the failure cost the company about $6-million in cash which would normally be distributed to shareholders.

The company halted operation of all 70 turbines at the Raleigh wind facility for nearly two months after the collapse of the turbine.

They said their investigation found no similar issues.


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