Making Sense Of At-Height Certification

Authorized climber? Authorized person? Competent climber/rescuer? Qualified climber??? Do all these terms describe the same certification? As an instructor of wind turbine safety at Ecotech...

GM Adds Wind Power To Corporate Renewables Mix

General Motors for the first time is procuring wind to power its manufacturing operations, enabling one of its Mexico facilities’ electricity needs to be...

AWEA Report: Wind Integration Boosts Grid Reliability

Adding wind power can help the U.S. meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan by cutting carbon pollution while keeping the lights...

U.S. Advances Sustainability Trend In 2014

The United States saw continued growth in renewable energy, natural gas and energy efficiency in 2014, according to the third annual Sustainable Energy in...

BOEM Issues Massachusetts Offshore Leases

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore...

Siemens, TenneT Inaugurate Offshore Grid Connection

Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to its client TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission system operator...

Apex Clean Energy Receives $50M Financing Support From Prudential

Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, recently announced that it has secured $50 million in financing from Prudential Capital Group. The proceeds...

SgurrEnergy Opens Operations Hub In San Francisco

SgurrEnergy has kicked off 2015 with the launch of a new office in San Francisco, California. The Wood Group company’s growth follows the recent expansion...

Vestas Wins 33 MW Order From OX2 In Sweden

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 10 V126-3.3 MW turbines for the Maevaara 2 wind power plant. The order also includes...

Turkish Developer To Debut GE Turbine Model

GE recently announced it will supply energy developer IÇDAS with 19 brilliant GE 3.2-103 wind turbines for the BIGA RES wind farm, located near...

Gamesa Receives 260 MW Of Orders From India

Gamesa continues to grow in India, a strategic market in which it has firmly established itself as one of the leading turbine makers, having...

Vestas Reports Strong 2014 Under New Strategic Plan

2014 was the first year in the implementation of Vestas’ new strategic plan, Profitable Growth for Vestas, and it proved to be a year...

Nordex Awarded First Contract For N131/3000 In Finland

Launched last year, Nordex’s N131/3000 wind turbine is attracting growing demand outside Germany as well: Thus, Finnish asset management company Taaleritehdas has ordered the...

Vestas To Supply 298 MW For Kingfisher Wind In Oklahoma

Vestas has received from First Reserve a firm and unconditional order for 149 V100-2.0 MW turbines to be installed at the 298 MW Kingfisher...

Pattern Chooses Siemens For 200 MW Project In Texas

Siemens recently secured order from Pattern Energy Group to supply and install 87 wind turbines for the Logan’s Gap Wind project in Texas. The...

Slip Rings: Small Components With A Big Impact

When engineering a new wind turbine, it’s a design process that relies on thousands of different components working seamlessly together. While the focus may...

GCube Targets Turbine Gearbox Failures In Report

Specialist renewable energy underwriter GCube Underwriting Limited has published an in-depth report, entitled Grinding Gearboxes, analyzing gearbox failure by addressing root cause, financial impact and proactive...

Washington Utility Extends 429 MW Service Contract With Vestas

Vestas has signed a 10-year extension agreement to service the Whiskey Ridge, Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind projects. Located in central Washington, these...

EDF Renewable Services Extends Kansas O&M Contract

EDF Renewable Services, a provider of renewable O&M Services, has announced that Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) has extended an operations and...

Participants Set For 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

The Energy Department has announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department’s second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate...