Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Safety considerations for the offshore wind site

Man and materials must regularly overcome around 90 meters in height to access the nacelles of offshore wind turbines for installation, maintenance and servicing...

ABB sets world record in HVDC Light voltage level

ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, successfully commissioned a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between Norway and Denmark to increase availability of...

EDPR, Maine utilities reach terms on wind transmission line

Central Maine Power, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, EDP Renewables, and Emera Maine, a subsidiary of Emera Inc., recently announced they have reached agreements...

Study: Nebraska grid can support 2 GW more wind

A study authored by economists at The Brattle Group identifies the factors that impact the desirability of developing 5,000 to 10,000 MW of renewable...

Tennessee board approves Plains and Eastern Clean Line

Plains and Eastern Clean Line LLC, a subsidiary of Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) of Houston, Texas, received a major regulatory approval...

GE Unveils Wind Farm Plant Management Suite

GE recently announced the expansion of its brilliant wind platform to include plant-level wind management software applications to improve overall wind farm output. Using the...

Top News from WINDPOWER 2014

Energy Department announces innovative offshore wind projects The Energy Department recently announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47...

Maintaining personal physical fitness can go a long way toward preventing workplace injuries

In our industry, many of the wind turbines are more than 150 feet tall, and technicians often scale the turbine to perform routine maintenance...

MAINTENANCE

For much of the United States, the wind season is on!Everyone is ready for the wind to blow. It makes sense to take some...

Proper assessment of all wind farm risks — not just turbines — can pay...

When it comes to identifying risk exposures on wind farms, owners and operators should not fall victim to tunnel vision and focus only on...

Q&A: Paul Coenen

Tell us a little bit about your background and your role at Boldt as VP of wind?Since joining The Boldt Company in 1985, there...

A Road Map for Efficiency

There have been many significant advances in software for the wind energy industry over the past decade. A search of the Internet reveals hundreds...

Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the United States – The Southeast Region

AbstractThe Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University, supported by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy...

Covering Your Assets

The planning and performance of any reliability based maintenance program has always created challenges regarding methodology and frequency of test, contractor qualifications and selection,...

Critical Component—Cables

From the rotor tip to the tower base, cables are located throughout the wind turbine keeping these renewable energy power generators operating at peak...

Strengthening the Links

Last year was a banner year for wind power by virtually every measure. Globally, 2012 saw the addition of 40 GWof wind energy capacity....

Evolution in Safety

Across the globe, wind power generation resources continue to grow.  As an example, the United States ranks second in global wind power, with more...

Winds of Change

Normally, when asking people at trade shows if they know of fiber optic cables, I see hesitance accompanied by some shoulder shrugging, and eyes...

Look to the Lights

The U.S. Department of Energy established its Wind Powering America (WPA) initiative in 1999 with the goal of increasing the installed wind capacity, then...

Inspect and Maintain, Refurbish, or Re-blade?

As today’s operating wind turbine assets age, owners and operators are being straddled with higher operation and maintenance costs than those experienced during the...
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