August 29, 2021
BluEarth responds to incident at Bow Lake Wind Facility
Calgary, Alberta – August 29, 2021 – BluEarth Renewables (“BluEarth” or “the Company”) responded to an incident at the Bow Lake Wind Facility at approximately 12 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, August 28. This incident resulted in the structural failure of a single turbine. The Bow Lake Wind Facility is owned by the Nodin Kitagan Limited Partnerships, a partnership between the Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways and BluEarth. The facility is located in the Algoma District, close to the eastern edge of Lake Superior and south of the Montreal River in Ontario.
BluEarth immediately shut down the turbine and secured the area. There were no injuries, and no one was in the vicinity of the turbine when the incident occurred. The appropriate local authorities and regulatory agencies have been notified and BluEarth is working closely with them. While BluEarth believes this to be an isolated incident, the remaining turbines have been taken offline as a precautionary measure and will be brought back online in a safe manner.
There is no risk to public safety. BluEarth is taking this very seriously and the Company’s focus is on responding to the incident and ensuring the safety of the public and the environment. The location has been secured and BluEarth requests that no members of the community attempt to access the location. BluEarth will initiate a full investigation into the cause of the incident.
Any additional inquiries can be directed to BluEarth’s Communications Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587-324-4238 and a BluEarth representative will get back to you as soon as more information becomes available.
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BluEarth Renewables brings together extraordinary people with the power to change the future™ by delivering renewable energy to the power grid every day. We are a leading, independent, power producer that acquires, develops, builds, owns, and operates wind, hydro and solar facilities across North America. Our portfolio includes 658 MW (556 MW net) of nameplate capacity in operation, under construction and contracted pre-construction and over 2.5 GW under development.
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