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Complaint: Ice From Freeborn Co. Wind Turbine Hit Semi

Complaint: Ice From Freeborn Co. Wind Turbine Hit Semi

February 23, 2018 01:44 PM

(ABC 6 News) - UPDATE: Allaint Energy continues to investigate after a complaint Thursday that ice from a turbine on the Bent Tree Wind Farm hit a semi-truck.

According to company spokesperson Justin Foss, a few turbines remained shut-down Friday and workers are continuing to monitoring weather conditions for wind and ice.

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Alliant Energy shut down some of its turbines on a Freeborn County wind farm after receiving a complaint. 

Spokesperson Justin Foss said someone reported ice from a turbine on the Bent Tree Wind Farm hitting a semi-truck on Highway 13.  The farm is located in Hartland.

Alliant shut down a "few select turbines" as a precaution, according to Foss.

Workers will be at the wind farm on Friday to inspect the turbines and investigate.

 


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