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Wind turbine Fire at Ocotillo

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1On January 15, there was a wind turbine fire at Ocotillo, CA.  The incident might have been less significant anywhere else, but this wind project has been having problems ever since it went online.

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The Ocotillo Wind Farm Keeps limping On

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The Ocotillo Wind Farm keeps limping on. According to a recent article in East County Magazine, the site was producing just under 18% of capacity during the first quarter of 2014. As that was the windy season, it seems unlikely that Ocotillo will beat the slightly less than 16% average they set for the first for year of operation (2013). Then there is what the Bureau of Land Management keeps refering to as “general maintenance.”
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