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PGE’s ‘smart’ gas plant helps balance wind, solar

Portland General Electric Company recently announced that its Port Westward Unit 2 plant, a 220-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant located near Clatskanie, Ore., went...

DOE seeks to improve wind forecasting in complex terrain

The Energy Department recently announced $2.5 million for a new project to research the atmospheric processes that generate wind in mountain-valley regions. This in-depth research,...

Global policy woes dampen wind supply chain

FTI Consulting, Inc., a global business advisory firm recently released FTI Intelligence’s latest renewable energy publication, “Global Wind Supply Chain Update 2015. “This report...

Samsung and Pattern Energy inaugurate Ontario project

Ontario’s newest wind facility is now up and running. Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group Inc. recently announced that the Grand...

Canada installed 1.8 GW of wind capacity in 2014

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation...

Portland General Completes 267MW Tucannon River Project

Portland General Electric Company recently announced its Tucannon River Wind Farm is in service and available to generate power for PGE customers. Tucannon River...

Maryland Energy Chief Chosen to Direct Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

 Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently named Abigail Ross Hopper as the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), which manages...

Enbridge Acquires 80 Percent Interest Two E.ON Wind Farms

Enbridge Inc. recently announced a deal whereby the Company will purchase an 80 percent interest in a portfolio of two wind farms in the...

Report States World’s Documented Wind Potential at 95 TW

The Technical Committee of the World Wind Energy Association has published the first World Wind Resource Assessment Report. The report gives a comprehensive overview...

DOE Takes on Environmental Review of Plains & Eastern Transmission Project

The U.S. Department of Energy has released for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Plains & Eastern...

Turbine Blade Sanding Application Borrows from Aerospace Industry

Growing demand for wind power creates production demand that wind blade manufacturers can address by increasing capacity in one of three ways: 1) Hire...

AWS Truepower Adds to Wind Energy Technology Portfolio with Aquisition of Windographer Software

Continuing its strategy of creating and delivering exceptional wind analysis and development tools, AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in renewable energy consulting and...

Windlab Utilizing Vaisala’s Triton Remote Sensing Equipment in South African Site Selection

Vaisala, global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced that wind energy developer, Windlab, is using the Vaisala Triton Sonic Wind Profiler, a...

LEEDCo Launches Engineering and Design Effort for Offshore Turbine Foundations

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) recently announced that it is leading an international engineering team to design an offshore wind turbine foundation...

Crew Overcomes Terrain Challenges at Turbine Install

“From the factory to the work site – putting a crane to work can’t get any faster than that,” said Frank Strempel, who is...

Remote Site Monitoring Expands Reach to Global Proportions

Gamesa and the Iberdrola Group, through its engineering and construction subsidiary, have launched a wind sector-pioneering system which enables the remote management, using a...

Scottish Developer Taps Power Climber Wind for Tower Climb Assists

The system allows the wind turbine technician to have complete control of the climbing experience, delivering personalized performance, increased safety, and better productivity. The...

Gamesa Seeks Certification of Turbine Extension Program

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts, has been chosen by Gamesa, to certify its wind turbine lifetime extension program for...

Gearbox Express Builds 75,000 Square-Foot Facility in Wisconsin

Gearbox Express , an independent company focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services, is building a 75,000-square-foot manufacturing facility south of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. Founding...

PSI Repair Services Among Business Group’s ‘Best and Brightest’ Employers

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and leading industrial component repair service, recently announced that it has been selected to...
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