Wind Turbine maintenance in Geneseo

Claudia Loucks
Employees of ReNew Energy in South Dakota must not be bothered by heights as they are in Geneseo and suspended in buckets as they perform regular maintenance to the blades on the wind turbines at the south edge of Geneseo. According to Eric Rowold,director of electrical operations for the City of Geneseo, the workers also are applying a leading edge protector to each of the three blades on the two wind turbines. The blade maintenance is done every two years and the blades also are inspected every two years. Rowold said the maintenance work will take at least a week or longer. Photo by Claudia Loucks