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GMP to repair wind turbine blade

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LOWELL, Vt. (AP) - Crews are planning to remove a wind turbine blade on Vermont's Lowell Mountain so it can be repaired after it was hit by lightning.

Next week a crane is due to arrive at Lowell Mountain so the blade can be lowered to the ground and repaired.

After it is fixed it will be re-installed on the turbine that's part of the 21-turbine Kingdom Community Wind complex.

The Caledonian Record is reporting the blade will remain on the ground over Thanksgiving holiday while the new finish on the blade cures. It will then be reinstalled on the tower.

The turbines have a lightning protection system and GMP spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure says that without the lightning system, the utility would have had to replace the blade.

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