Geneseo’s wind towers moved closer to completion with the delivery of six blades on Aug. 20.


Geneseo’s wind towers moved closer to completion with the delivery of six blades on Aug. 20.

The three-ton blades were delivered in sets of two. The delivery required the use of three extra-long semi trailers, and their arrivals in Geneseo were staggered to give crews time to unload each semi.

Each 125-foot blade is American made in the Dakotas, said Geneseo electric superintendent Lewis Opsal.

The blades join rotors and 100,000 pound generators as the most recent wind tower pieces to be delivered to Geneseo.

“The only thing we’re missing now are the four tower sections,” said Opsal.

The Canadian-made tower sections are taking longer-than-expected to pass through customs at the Canadian-US border, explained Opsal.

However, if things go as planned, Opsal said he anticipates the towers to be up shortly after Labor Day.

Geneseo is building two smaller sized wind towers south of Interstate 80 and east of Highway 82. City officials also plan to use the 26-acre site as an industrial park.