Switch Opening:

and ribbon cutting:

ceremony, 2004 June 17th

Ribbon cutting ceremony:

The 3 phase wind turbine uses a dynamic braking system, i.e. the three phases are shorted together to prevent it from turning. Here the multiconductor ribbon cables, connected in a delta, short the three phases together. There are six ribbons to be cut (three going from the mech room, and three coming back). When the ribbons are cut, the three phase power circuit is open so the turbine can begin turning: