Gamesa to furlough 165 US workers with PTC fate unclear

Gamesa will temporarily furlough 165 workers at its nacelle and rotor blade plants in Pennsylvania to reflect current US market conditions amid uncertainty over whether Congress will extend the wind energy production tax credit.

The company, as required by law, on Monday gave 60-days notice to 92 workers at its Fairless Hills nacelle facility and 73 others at its Ebensburg blade plant of the impending furloughs on 2 September. Gamesa has about 250 employees at each plant. It has 1GW of US wind turbine production capacity.

“These are temporary furloughs, not dismissals,” David Rosenberg, marketing vice president in the US, tells Recharge. The plan is to bring the affected workers back after 10 weeks or so in anticipation that Congress will extend the PTC beyond 31 Log in to read complete article.

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