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Rocky Reach Dam Repairs 10/10/2013

Chelan County PUD is looking into a quicker fix to the generator issues at Rocky Reach Dam after four generators were taken out of service two weeks ago when a crack was discovered in the main shaft on one of the generators.

PUD Commissioner, Randy Smith, says when the issue was discovered- four of the 11 generators were removed from service because they were of the same design…

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In March, crews discovered that one of the units had a crack in the stainless steel rod that delivers oil to a motor that changes the angle of the turbine blades. Oil was discovered around the generator shaft and metal shavings were found in the strainer prompting the shutdown of all four like models.