Mar 25, 2017

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IEA: CO2 Emissions Flat for Third Straight Year Despite Growing Economy

March 17, 2017
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency, signaling a continuing decoupling of emissions and economic activity. This was the result of growing renewable power generation,...

More Than 122,000 Acres Offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Auctioned for Wind-Energy Development

March 16, 2017
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank announced the completion of the nation’s seventh competitive lease sale for renewable wind energy in federal waters. A Wind Energy Area of 122,405 acres offshore Kitty...

Energy and Manufacturing Coalition: America Can Do Better with Its Essential Transmission Infrastructure

March 14, 2017
A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy, and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure. A...

U.S. Wind Generation Reached 5.5 Percent of the Grid in 2016

March 6, 2017
Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It shows wind supplied more than 5.5 percent of electricity nationwide,...

NRDC: Replacing Coal with Renewables and Energy Efficiency Can Lead U.S. to Cleaner Energy Future

March 2, 2017
It’s cheaper and cleaner to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with wind and solar power and energy efficiency upgrades rather than to saddle the nation with more costly and climate-polluting natural gas plants, according to a report released Thursday, March 2, by the Natural Resources...

U.S. Offshore Wind 2017 Conference To Highlight Promising Offshore Future

February 28, 2017
The first offshore turbines arrived off the coast of New England last year in the form of a $300 million utility-scale scheme called Block Island. Now, new projects are starting to follow suit and the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry is starting to gather pace. There is every reason to believe the U.S....

Near-Record Growth Propels Wind Power into First Place as America’s Largest Renewable Resource

February 10, 2017
American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the...

Women of Wind Energy Adds a Member to Its Board

February 9, 2017
Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced Elizabeth Kaiga has joined its board of directors. “As we transition our program work at Women of Wind Energy to include all renewables, we are thrilled to add Elizabeth to our board,” said WoWE Executive Director Kristen Graf. “Her valuable...

Wind O&M Dallas Program Launched for 2017

October 25, 2016
The program for Wind O&M Dallas 2017, the world’s foremost conference for global wind energy stakeholders, recently was announced by Wind Energy Update. The conference is scheduled for April 10-12, and it marks a turning point in the wind-energy industry by helping executives achieve...

Siemens To Supply Wind Turbines, Grid Connection for Beatrice Offshore Project

June 6, 2016
Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant from Scotland. The company is to supply, install and commission 84 wind turbines, each with a 154-meter rotor diameter designed to generate 7 MW of power, for the “Beatrice” project. Furthermore, the scope of supply...

EdgeData Launches BladeEdge Software Portal

June 6, 2016
EdgeData, LLC, a Grand Forks, North Dakota-based software firm, recently announced the launch of BladeEdge, an innovative software analytics portal that is customized for the wind energy industry, at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Windpower Conference & Exhibition in New...

Vestas Wins 224-MW Turbine Order in Québec

June 6, 2016
With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 20/2016 on May 31, 2016, Parc éolien Nicolas-Riou S.E.C., a limited partnership owner at 50 percent by EDF EN Canada Inc, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, and at 50 percent by the community partners...

Moventas Invests in U.K. Wind Service Market To Offer Full-Load Testing

June 6, 2016
Moventas is investing in the U.K. wind service market and offers a multi-brand gearbox service portfolio for the U.K. and Ireland’s most popular fleets. In July, Moventas’ OEM quality facility in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, will complete a substantial upgrade with a full-load test rig...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: IronClad™ Grout Sleeves

January 15, 2016
NTC Wind Energy is pleased to offer its patent-pending IronClad Grout Sleeves. This product will save time and produce a better foundation for wind turbine generators. The IronClad Grout Sleeve is a tapered polypropylene sleeve that is 3 1/2 inches tall with a slightly funneled flange at the...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Revolutionizing Bolted Joints with New Wireless Load-Monitoring SPC4

January 15, 2016
Valley Forge & Bolt Mfg. Co. uses innovative bolting technology to revolutionize bolted joints with its new wireless load-monitoring capabilities. Starting from its patented load-indicating technology, Valley Forge is now taking it a step further in allowing the user to monitor the load on a...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: WindTalker Cold Weather Turbine Control Anemometer

October 16, 2015
Nor-Cal Controls is releasing a new product which will increase efficiency and reduce costs to wind project owners and operators. The WindTalker-1000 is an innovative smart relay device designed to allow any existing sensor to integrate seamlessly into an existing wind turbine control platform, no...

GE Invests $25 Million In TerraForm Global

July 14, 2015
GE’s renewable energy business recently announced a $25 million investment in TerraForm Global, LLC. TerraForm Global is a dividend growth-oriented company, or “yieldco,” formed by SunEdison to own and operate contracted renewable power generation assets in attractive, high-growth...

Cloud County Community College Holds Drone Class

July 14, 2015
The Wind Energy Department of Cloud County Community College (CCCC) recently held a two-day, 12-hour “Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Community Enrichment” class June 15-16 in Concordia, Kansas. The class gave anyone in the community interested in enrolling for the...

Chevron Donates Gearbox To Casper College Program

July 14, 2015
The Casper College Renewable Energy Technology Program has received a substantial equipment donation from Chevron Power and Energy Management Company: a Winergy gearbox from one of the company’s turbines located near Casper, Wyoming. “This gearbox will provide Casper College students...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SymphoniePRO Data Logger Boasts Advanced Features And A User-Friendly Design

July 14, 2015
Renewable NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has launched today a new data logger that is specifically engineered to improve the performance of wind and solar measurement campaigns. Building on RNRG’s well-known...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: LAPP Introduces Dual Voltage-Rated, Flexible VFD Cables

June 15, 2015
The Lapp Group’s new ÖLFLEX® VFD 2XL, UL TC-ER rated motor cable is a robust, oil-resistant shielded design for use with variable frequency drives. Also available with a pair for brake or temperature, the ÖLFLEX VFD 2XL comes with XLPE (plus) insulation and a phthalate-free TPE...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Spectro Broadens Oil-Water Contamination Capabilities Of FluidScan Portable Analyzers

April 14, 2015
Spectro Scientific, a developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for industrial fluids analysis, recently announced the addition of a comprehensive water measurement solution for its FluidScan® analyzer. The FluidScan employs patent pending technology, providing a practical...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Morgan Announces New Carbon Brush Grade For Improved Turbine Uptime

April 14, 2015
Morgan Advanced Materials’ Electrical Carbon business has developed a new carbon brush grade, suitable for wind turbine applications, that drastically improves uptime in some of the most demanding conditions. The LL587 carbon brush grade maximizes uptime through extended brush life combined with...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Larson Electronics Releases Trailer-Mounted Light Mast

April 14, 2015
Larson Electronics recently released a 50-ft. pneumatic light mast on a twenty-one foot trailer equipped with sixteen 400 watt LED light heads. The WCDE-11-PLM50-16X400LTL-LED is a trailer mounted, fold-over, seven-stage light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to deploy...

RES Americas Completes 110MW Project In Texas

March 3, 2015
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, recently announced commercial operation of the Keechi Wind Project in Jack County, Texas. Construction of the 110...

Iberdrola USA And UIL Holdings To Merge

March 3, 2015
The boards of directors of Iberdrola S.A. and Iberdrola USA have approved a combination of Iberdrola USA with UIL Holdings.This friendly transaction, recommended by UIL’s board of directors, which will be effected via merger, will allow UIL shareholders to receive 18.5% of the share capital...

Availon Announces Growth In Vestas O&M

March 3, 2015
Availon, a leading independent wind turbine O&M service provider, recently announced today the addition of over 100 MW of Vestas turbine generators to its O&M service portfolio. These strong results underpin the success of Availon’s technology diversification strategy, which has been...

Pattern Energy Releases 4Q And Annual 2014 Financials

March 3, 2015
Pattern Energy Group Inc. recently announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2014. Highlights from the financial results: - Cash available for distribution (CAFD) of $62.1 million, up 46% - Adjusted EBITDA of $198.1 million, up 40% - Proportional GWh sold of 2,915...

Nordex Secures 17 MW Order In Poland

February 13, 2015
RWE Innogy has ordered seven N117/2400 wind turbines from Nordex for the 17-MW Opalenica project in Poland. The wind turbines are to be installed in summer 2015. The company has also signed a 15-year premium service contract for the turbines. “We are pleased to be able to build our seventh...

Vestas Strengthens Its Market Leading Position With 36 MW Order In Poland

February 13, 2015
Vestas has secured a firm and unconditional order for 12 of its V112-3.0 MW turbines for a project located in the region of Lodzkie, Poland.  The order has been placed by a private Polish investor. The contract includes delivery, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, which is...

Gamesa To Supply 92 MW For Chinese Projects

February 13, 2015
Gamesa has signed two new contracts in China, one to supply 50 MW to Hebei Construction & Investment Group, and another to supply 42 MW to the Chinese wind farm developer UPC. The scope of the agreement with HCIG encompasses the supply, installation and commissioning of 25 of Gamesa’s...

Enel Green Power Selects Vestas To Supply Further U.S. Wind Projects

February 13, 2015
Enel Green Power, acting through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America Inc. , has extended the framework agreement signed at the end of 2013 with Vestas for the development of wind farms in the United States. The 2013 agreement, which provided for the supply of Vestas wind turbines,...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SKF Debuts Custom Machined Seals For OEM Or Existing Wind Turbine Applications

February 13, 2015
SKF introduces the capability to manufacture custom machined seals for all wind turbine applications, whether to meet exacting OEM specifications or to fix and/or upgrade existing sealing systems. A variety of proven seal designs and sizes, proprietary high-performance materials, and flexible...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Torkworx Delivers the Latest in ERAD Technology

January 14, 2015
Torkworx and RAD Torque Systems recently announced the next generation of the E-RAD series of torque and tension equipment, exhibiting the companies’ shared ongoing commitment to being on the forefront of Electronic Digital Control Systems. The ERAD-BLU provides the ability to control...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ITH Bolting Technology Introduces New Compact Pump ITH MicroMAX Series

January 14, 2015
ITH Bolting Technology has introduced the ITH stretch method on wind turbine bolt connections bigger than 3/8". Next to its high system precision the ITH stretch method has even more benefits. As the required preload is applied by axial stretching of the bolt, the system works without...

Gamesa Awarded 8-Year Service Contract in Spain

January 14, 2015
Gamesa has secured a new contract with Parques Eólicos Gestinver (a company 50%-owned by each of Gestamp Eólica and Genera Avante) to provide operation and maintenance services for 132 MW located in five wind farms in Spain. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will perform...

EDF Renewable Services sees 52 Precent Growth in Canada

January 14, 2015
EDF Renewable Services, a leading provider of O&M services in North America, signed contracts for 454 MW of wind and 134 MWp of solar in 2014, adding to the company’s Canadian portfolio. These additions represent a 52 percent increase in contracted projects in the Canadian market through...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ZeroLift Pad Rack Offers Site Transport Option for Outrigger Pads

December 15, 2014
DICA® Outrigger Pads introduces the ZeroLift Pad Rack, a crane accessory offering safety benefits for crane operators. The Pad Rack eliminates the need for crane operators to manually lift and carry outrigger pads, and makes transport on the job site simple and safe. ZeroLift Pad Rack has a...

MHI Vestas Prototype Breaks 24-Hour Production Record

November 14, 2014
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s V164-8.0 MW prototype set a new benchmark for power production recently when the turbine produced 192,000 kWh in a 24 hour period, enough to power approximately 13,500 Danish households, demonstrating the full capability of the world’s most powerful wind...

Market Growth, Wind Integration, And Investment Among Topics Slated For CanWEA 2014

October 15, 2014
The conference program for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s annual exhibition, to be held from October 27-29, in Montreal, Quebec, will focus on a wide range of topics of interest to Canadian and international wind energy investors, wind farm owners and operators, and many other parties...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: LUDECA Unveils Improved RS5 Alignment Sensor

October 15, 2014
LUDECA, Inc. recently announced the rollout of the new RS5 sensor for the proven OPTALIGN SMART machinery alignment system. The RS5 sensor is a fast, highly accurate sensor for the mid-range shaft alignment market segment. Its XL HD detector, combined with InfiniRange functionality makes its...

Pattern Receives EAC For British Columbia Project

October 8, 2014
Reaching a key milestone in the development process, Pattern Energy Group LP announced it has received an Environmental Assessment Certificate for its Meikle Wind project, a 185 MW wind power project located in British Columbia. “This is Pattern Development’s first project in British...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rigging Handbook Now With Metric References

September 15, 2014
Crane Institute of America announces the availability of the newest edition of the industry’s favorite rigging handbook.  Rigging, by James Headley, has been converted from imperial to metric. Providing practical information and great illustrations, the Rigging Metric handbook...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Des-Case Launches Extended Series Desiccant Filters

September 15, 2014
Des-Case Corporation has launched a new line of desiccant breathers called Extended Series — aptly named, as the breathers will help companies extend the life of their lubricants, the life of their equipment, the amount of time between maintenance intervals and, most importantly, maintenance...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: ROEMHELD Launches Maintenance-Free Rotor Locks

September 15, 2014
Roemheld has introduced new rotor locks that are designed to deliver increased availability and simplified maintenance to wind power plants. A new, special coating prevents the locking bolt from rusting when not in use for a long period and non-contact position monitoring avoids mechanical wear...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klüber Introduces Multi-Purpose Lubricant For Extreme High-Temperature Applications

August 13, 2014
Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has introduced Klübertemp GR AR 555, a multi-purpose lubricant offering exceptional corrosion protection and high evaporation stability. Developed for high-temperature applications (up to 250°C) and applications...

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Morgan Slip Rings Aim To Reduce Down Time, Maintenance, And Costs By Employing The Latest Resin Technologies

August 13, 2014
Morgan Advanced Materials Electrical Carbon business announces that its quality engineered slip rings, can reduce down time and improve the life of equipment whilst reducing maintenance time and costs. Made with the latest innovations in resin compounds Morgan’s molded slip rings encapsulate...

U.S. Wind Energy Adds 835 MW In First Half Of 2014; 14 GW In Development

August 7, 2014
Affordable, homegrown wind power is helping to save consumers money in many regions of the country, encouraging new wind power growth and the start of construction of over 14,000 megawatts (MW) in America so far this year.  “Today’s great values on clean, low-cost wind power are...

GE Submits Revised Bid For Alstom

July 14, 2014
GE announced it has revised its bid for the acquisition of French energy and transportation powerhouse Alstom. Under the revision, GE proposes “alliances” between the two companies, while maintaining a degree of autonomy. Among the partnerships GE proposes is a 50/50 joint venture...

ScottishPower and Vattenfall Receive Planning Consent For 1.2 GW UK Offshore Project

July 14, 2014
East Anglia One Offshore Wind , a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, has received consent from the Department for Energy & Climate Change for a 1200 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of East Anglia, the largest renewable energy project ever to receive planning consent...

Apex Clean Energy Acquires Development Assets

July 14, 2014
Apex Clean Energy has acquired six wind energy development projects from BP Wind Energy, North America, Inc. These projects have the potential to support approximately 710 MW of wind energy capacity in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Tennessee. “We are pleased to be building our...

Michels Ranked Among Top U.S. Contractors

July 14, 2014
Michels Corporation’s continued growth has earned a spot among the top two dozen contractors in the United States. Michels was ranked No. 24 by Engineering News-Record (ENR) on its 2014 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR is a leading publication for the engineering and construction...
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