Here's why the New York Thruway Authority is suing several wind turbine companies

Posted at 5:53 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 05:53:43-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Thruway Authority has filed a lawsuit against multiple companies over the failure of four wind turbines.

The authority says in its lawsuit filed Thursday the turbines located along the Thruway in Erie and Chautauqua counties went offline between October 2017 and January 2018.

The turbines were installed in 2013 and 2014 as part of a renewable energy initiative.

The lawsuit is alleging negligence, professional malpractice, breach of warranty and breach of contract. WIVB-TV reports the authority is seeking $8.1 million plus interest, costs and collection fees.

One of the agencies named in the lawsuit, Kandey Company, Inc., says it has not been served. Still, Kandey says it is confident it did nothing wrong and will be vindicated in court.