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Clir Renewables develops software to detect wind-turbine blade icing

By Michelle Froese Clir Renewables has released a new software feature, which detects icing on turbine blades and measures its impact on performance. Weather is uncontrollable but assessable, and that’s what is required when mitigating icing impacts, according to the company. Blade icing has a major impact on wind turbines but has historically been difficult…

Invenergy acquires Grain Belt Express transmission project

By Michelle Froese The proposed Grain Belt Express project is an approximately 780-mile, overhead, direct-current transmission line that would deliver wind energy from western Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and neighboring states. Invenergy, a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, announced its plan to acquire all the development assets of the Grain…

BP installs Telsa battery storage at South Dakota wind farm

By Michelle Froese BP Wind Energy has installed a high-performance energy storage solution at its Titan 1 Wind Energy site in South Dakota, a first for BP’s U.S.-operated wind business and an important first installation of battery technology that could hold promise for other sites. The 212-kilowatt / 840-kilowatt-hour battery storage system at Titan I…

Manitowoc updates its diagnostic mobile app for cranes

By Michelle Froese Manitowoc Cranes has updated its smartphone app, which helps customers diagnose technical issues on their cranes. The free app enables users to understand the numeric diagnostic codes that are generated by their on-board control systems. In addition to diagnostic codes for Grove and Manitowoc branded cranes that run on Manitowoc’s Crane Control…

Vail Resorts signs long-term wind deal with Lincoln Clean Energy

By Michelle Froese Vail Resorts, Inc. has taken major steps in its ‘Commitment to Zero’ campaign. The company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100% of its estimated FY 2019 North American operations by 2020. Vail Resort’s agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy, a subsidiary of…

Former Massachusetts coal-fired plant rebrands for offshore wind

By Michelle Froese The owners of the retired Brayton Point Power Station site in Somerset, Massachusetts have announced the site will be rebranded as Brayton Point Commerce Center. Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, the launch of the new brand and logo will help to strategically reposition Brayton Point as a world-class…

Ørsted completes the acquisition of Deepwater Wind

By Michelle Froese With the acquisition o Deepwater Wind, Ørsted says it will be able to deliver clean energy to the seven states on the U.S. East Coast that have already committed to the industry. Ørsted announced that its acquisition of Deepwater Wind has been finalized. As per its announcement in early October, Ørsted made…

Lafarge Paulding to harness wind energy at its Ohio cement plant

By Michelle Froese The three Paulding turbines are expected to generate more than 12 million kWh annually, enough to power about 1,200 average households for an entire year. LafargeHolcim announced plans to build three wind turbines to help power its cement plant in Paulding, Ohio. Adding the turbines is part of the company’s commitment to…

New York makes it official: state seeks 800 MW of offshore wind

By Michelle Froese Re-elected New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a comprehensive solicitation seeking 800 MW or more of new offshore wind projects for New York. This highly anticipated first offering, issued by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) kicks-off competition for New York State’s first large-scale offshore wind…

Nestlé Waters installs another wind turbine at its California facility

By Michelle Froese Nestlé Waters North America announced the installation and operation commencement of a third wind turbine at its water bottling facility in Cabazon, California. This week also marks the sixth anniversary of the groundbreaking of the facility’s first two wind turbines in 2012. With the installation of a third wind turbine at its…

Scout Clean Energy secures permits for 130-MW Indiana wind farm

By Michelle Froese Scout Clean Energy, a Colorado based renewable energy developer and portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, announced the successful completion of all local permitting approvals for the 130-MW Bitter Ridge Wind Farm in Jay County, Indiana. The new Indiana wind project is expected to proceed toward final design, procurement, and construction with…

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