Emily Taylor, a representative of the AES Laurel Mountain Wind Project made a presentation to the Randolph County Commission this week. Taylor works for the Wind Development team at AES and informed the commissioners that an upcoming repower plan will ensure needed maintenance is completed and will also hopefully increase the overall production of the more than five dozen turbines operating in the region.
“Our plan now is to repower the facility, so what that entails is a partial repower so there will be no changes to the project footprint or any new turbines being constructed,” Taylor said. “What you will see is new turbine blades and some of the associated equipment that’s on the top of the turbine towers. So it’s a pretty quick swap of materials.”
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