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Virginia emerging as the South’s offshore wind giant

By Michelle Froese Over 250 local businesses and offshore wind experts met today to discuss Virginia’s emerging role in the U.S. offshore wind industry, positioning it as the South’s first offshore wind giant. The Business Network for Offshore Wind, along with the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, served as hosts for the Virginia Offshore Wind Executive…

Cleveland commits to 100% clean energy by 2050

By Michelle Froese This week, the City of Cleveland became the first municipality in Ohio to commit to 100% clean and renewable electricity. At Mayor Frank Jackson’s 10th Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit, the city’s Office of Sustainability released the 2018 Climate Action Plan, which contains a goal of “100% of electricity demand from clean, renewable…

POSITAL updates its compact IXARC incremental encoder series

By Michelle Froese Position and motion sensor specialist POSITAL has added angled housings as a design option to its IXARC incremental encoder series. Position and motion sensor specialist POSITAL has announced that its popular IXARC incremental encoders will be available with a special housing that features a cable entry angled at 45° to the device’s…

Indiana energy company considering switch from coal to renewables

By Michelle Froese Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., is working on its future electric supply planning process. According to the company, recent analysis shows that the most viable option for customers would include moving up the retirement of a majority of its remaining coal-fired generation in the next five…

WindEnergy Hamburg opens next week with with more than 1400 exhibitors

By Emily Gillespie On Tuesday September, 25th, the world’s leading expo for wind energy opens its doors. More than 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their innovations and services for the onshore and offshore wind industry at the Hamburg Messe fair site until September 28th. In nine exhibition halls, all international industry leaders and…

Saskatchewan approves new wind-power project

By Michelle Froese The Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be the seventh privately developed wind farm in Saskatchewan. According to news reports, the Saskatchewan government approved a large-scale wind energy project in Canada to reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions. The 56-turbine Blue Hill Wind Energy Project is planned for just south of Herbert,…

Ørsted divests 50% of Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm

By Michelle Froese Ørsted has signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218-MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Hornsea 1 is under construction and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when commissioned in 2020. As part of the agreement, Ørsted will construct the wind farm under a…

IdentiFlight system to protect birds installed at Southern California wind farm

By Michelle Froese IdentiFlight International announced that two IdentiFlight units have been installed at Avangrid Renewables’ Manzana Wind Power Project in Southern California for data collection and testing. Manzana is one of seven California wind farms in Avangrid Renewables’ U.S. fleet of more than 60 renewable energy projects. The IdentiFlight system blends artificial intelligence with…

Consumers Energy announces new commitment to its Green Generation program

By Michelle Froese A religious order that represents 600 Dominican sisters is making a commitment to the planet by joining a Consumers Energy program that encourages the development of clean energy. Nearly 20,000 homes and businesses currently participate in Green Generation, which supports renewable energy in Michigan. Consumers Energy announced that the Adrian Dominican Sisters…

Nevada Senator Heller receives U.S. Wind Champion Award

By Michelle Froese Sen. Heller (R-Nev.) was named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress this week by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), together with Pattern Energy, a major renewable energy developer. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Champion Awards recognize select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action in support of American wind…

DNV GL launches revised design & certification standards for floating wind turbines

By Michelle Froese DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has published the revised standard for design of floating wind turbine structures DNV GL-ST-0119, and a new guideline for the certification of floating wind turbines, DNVGL-SE-0422. Together, the two documents define design and certification requirements for floating offshore wind…

Vestas upgrades IKEA’s global fleet of wind turbines

By Michelle Froese Leveraging Vestas’ performance improving PowerPlus products, Vestas will upgrade long-time customer IKEA Group’s global portfolio of Vestas turbines, equaling 316 MW, to maximize the value of their wind energy assets. The upgrades span across six different Vestas turbine types and are expected to generate on average 1.5% in additional energy production, estimated…

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