Swiss BKW's Juvent optimising wind park in Jura

(SeeNews) – Sep 19, 2012 - Swiss power utility BKW AG (SWF:BKW) said today that its subsidiary Juvent SA is reviewing a wind park in the canton of Jura for damages from thunder storms.

The company will check all the 16 turbines and will mend damaged parts if necessary. Although the turbines have a protection system, the frequent impacts can wear out the material and affect the aerodynamics of rotor blades. As a result, the electricity production may fall.

The wind park generates about 40 million KWh annually at average wind conditions. The maximum capacity is 23,660 KW.

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