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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 1 month ago

Why don't wind generators in the northern part of the country freeze up because of cold weather?

There are wind generators here in Wyoming and I haven't anything about them freezing up and it gets a lot colder here than it does in Texas

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because in colder climates they're built to withstand inclement weather. 

  • 1 month ago

    They were winterized, which the wind generators in Texas were not.

  • 1 month ago

    They are made differently.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Problems in Texas had nothing to do with wind generators, less than 7% is wind powered and 1% is solar. Disaster occurred because Texas government had turned over the the grid system to private companies who did not connect with N1ational Grid because they did not want any federal regulations. So, it all collapsed. As to your comment about wind generators. Texas [private companies], were too stingy. They did not winterize their wind generators like Wyoming and other states do.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is only natural for a corporation to spend the least money as possible, to increase profits.  In an area where snow is not the norm, of course they will not provide for expensive heat, nor deicers for what they had no reason to expect.

    With the new Ice Age expected, yet people (Chicken Little)  demanding that a Global Warming is coming,

    The "Global" warming is rather locale specific, not Global at all.

    The "believers" don't plan for climates changing to mini Ice ages.  This happened frequently in history, and is ignored. 1880, 1888, 1920, 1930, 1944,1950, 1968, et cetera.

    Compare that to a "Global Warming" which in the past is ignorable. Arid Africa, Dust Bowl, et cetera. 

    There is not enough data for positive weather prognostication. Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO)..  Scientific records have only been kept since 1940±.

    Chicken Little have been picking and choosing their data.

  • Jeff S
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because they're equipped with anti-freeze tech Texas was too cheap to pay for.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are equipped with deicing mechanisms to prevent them from freezing, like the ones in Texas were supposed to be but weren't. The mechanisms spray deicer much like how airplane wings get sprayed down with deicer to prevent ice building up on them and downing airplanes. But windmill freezing is a red herring used by conservatives to shift blame for Texas' power outage onto liberals and green energy when, in fact, windmill freezing resulted in only a 1% drop in electrical production in Texas.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Better gear grease. Smarter people

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