2017-04-29
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/24597-deepwater-wind-stella-storm-block-island-offshore-us

No Harm Done by Stella

First US offshore wind farm wasn't harmed during strong winter storm called 'Stella'.

Official Press Release Deepwater Wind:

Block Island Wind Farm Breezes Through “Stella”

Strong performance during this season’s worst winter conditions

The Block Island Wind Farm posted an impressive performance as winter storm Stella barreled through Rhode Island earlier this week. All five turbines at the wind farm three miles off Block Island were operating at full capacity (30 megawatts) during much of the powerful storm Tuesday, according to Deepwater Wind’s performance data. The wind farm produced clean power throughout the bulk of the storm, except for a window of several hours when sustained wind speeds exceeded 55 miles an hour. That’s the designated high-wind limit when the wind farm is designed to automatically power down and feather its blades until winds calm. During that automatic shutdown, the wind farm... more

Keywords:
Deepwater Wind, Stella, storm, Block Island, offshore, US
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Windfair Editors
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Deepwater Wind








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