Archives November 2013


November 2013



Siemens Inaugurates U.S. Wind Service Training Center

Joined by state and local government officials, customers and special guests, Siemens Energy recently formally inaugurated its state-of-the-art wind service training center in Orlando. The center that provides highly advanced technical and safety training for installation and service technicians working at wind energy projects located throughout the Americas region. The new $7 million facility is […]
November 7, 2013

GE Software Upgrade To Boost Turbine Output By Up To 5 Percent

GE recently announced PowerUp, a customized software-enabled platform that will increase a wind farm’s output by up to 5 percent taking into account environmental conditions. For the average U.S. wind farm operator using GE’s 1.5-77 turbine, a five percent increase in energy output translates to up to a 20 percent increase in profit per turbine. […]
November 7, 2013

Gamesa To Supply 202MW Of Turbines To Iberdrola In The U.S.

Gamesa has signed an agreement with Iberdrola under which it will supply 202MW in the U.S. Specifically, Gamesa will supply 101 G97-2.0MW turbines for the Baffin wind farm project being developed by Iberdrola in southern Texas. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery mid-2014, while the facility is slated for commissioning towards the end of […]
November 7, 2013

Vestas to Supply Duke with 400mw of Turbines for Two Texas Projects

Vestas has received a 400MW order from Duke Energy Renewables for two wind energy projects in Texas. The projects–Los Vientos III and Los Vientos IV–will include a total of 200 V110-2.0MW turbines, to be installed in southern Texas. Deliveries for Los Vientos III and IV are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014, […]
November 7, 2013

Broadwind Energy Announces $106 Million in Tower Orders

Broadwind Energy, Inc. recently announced $106 million in tower orders from a U.S. wind turbine manufacturer. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, Wisc. and Abilene, Texas facilities. Since the start of 2013, Broadwind has recorded $306 million in new tower orders. “I am pleased to report that this tower order brings us within […]
November 7, 2013

Siemens Lands 150MW Canadian Project

Siemens Canada has received an order from Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) for the Grand Renewable Wind Project. Located in the County of Haldimand in southern Ontario, the Grand Renewable Energy Park will consist of 100MW of solar power and 150MW of wind power. Under the agreement, Siemens will […]
November 7, 2013

Power Service Company of Oklahoma to Purchase Nearly 600MW of Wind

PSO has signed agreements for the long-term purchase of nearly 600MW of wind energy from facilities currently under development in northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma panhandle. Long-term Renewable Energy Purchase Agreements (REPAs) totaling 598.7 megawatts will provide PSO customers with energy from wind farms near Seiling, Balko, and Goodwell beginning in 2016. The agreements are […]
November 7, 2013

Shermco’s Alewine Tapped for DOE Wind Vision Task Force

Kevin Alewine, director of Renewable Energy Services for Shermco Industries, has been appointed to the Operations, Performance and Reliability Task Force for U.S. Department of Energy Wind Vision Project. The DOE Wind Program is working in close cooperation with the wind industry to revisit the findings of the 2008 DOE 20% Wind Energy by 2030 […]
November 7, 2013

EverPower Selected as Finalist to Provide DoD with Renewable Energy

EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. has been selected to compete for contracts to provide renewable energy to U.S. Army and potentially other Department of Defense facilities. The company has been deemed qualified to develop, finance, design, build and own wind energy plants that will power facilities with a clean, renewable source of domestic power. EverPower Wind […]
November 7, 2013

GE and GDF SUEZ Energy Romania Fuel Wind Growth in Romania

GE finalized the installation and started the testing of 20 GE 2.5-103 wind turbines for a 50MW wind energy project under construction by GDF SUEZ Energy Romania in the town of Baleni, located in Romania’s southeastern Moldavian region. When it begins operating, the wind farm will generate enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of […]
November 7, 2013