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Sweden Shows Texas How to Keep Turbines Going in Icy Weather

  • Arctic test sites teach turbine makers vital lessons
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With the right gear, wind turbines can keep on generating through the harshest winter weather.

That’s the experience by researchers at an Arctic test site in Sweden, and their knowledge would have come handy thousands of miles away as ice and snow storms in Texas downed generators and triggered widespread blackouts. As much as half of the wind power capacity came offline due to the extreme cold.