Mesalands wind turbine connected to electric grid

By QCS Staff

Mesalands Community College’s wind turbine is now producing power that’s being added to the area’s electrical grid.

The 1.5 megawatt GE turbine is totally assembled and was commissioned last week, according to a press release from the college.

GE, manufacturer of the turbine, had been testing and fine tuning the turbine’s computer controls for several weeks for the commissioning, officials had said.