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North America doubles standardized wind tech safety training in 2019

By WPED Staff Demand from major wind energy employers for standardized safety training has led to a major increase in the use of Global Wind Organisation (GWO) standards in North America. The training, which covers basic safety and technical skills for one of the fastest-growing jobs in America, almost doubled in 2019, with training providers…

Greenbacker Renewable Energy adds 5-MW community wind project to portfolio

By WPED Staff Greenbacker Renewable Energy announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to a two-turbine 5-MW wind project, Holiday Hill, from Cornerstone Renewables. Located in Russell, Massachusetts, Holiday Hill is contracted to sell electricity through 25-year offtake agreements with three local utilities. “The Holiday Hill project is an excellent addition to…

Petzl to release updated VOLT harness line

By WPED Staff Petzl, manufacturer of professional safety equipment, will release an updated VOLT harness line this March. The VOLT harness line is designed to provide fall protection and comfortable work positioning for those working on towers or inside wind turbines. Both models, the VOLT and VOLT WIND are easy to put on and take…

Vineyard Wind and Greentown Labs launch initiative to protect marine mammals in offshore operations

By WPED Staff Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in North America, and Vineyard Wind, developer of the first utility-scale offshore wind energy generation facility in the Northeast United States, announced their partnership to run a Greentown Launch accelerator program focused on offshore wind innovations. The Greentown Labs and Vineyard Wind Launch program will identify…

WindESCo partners with IntelStor on wind energy data analytics

By WPED Staff WindESCo has signed an agreement with IntelStor to provide services on data and market analysis that will complement the company’s wind turbine performance analytics and smart sensing solutions. IntelStor will use its advanced algorithms and market analytics to evaluate the existing installed base of more than 300,000 operational wind turbines globally in…

Solutions for aging GE 1.5x wind turbines in need of intense maintenance

By WPED Contributor By Bruce Hammett, President and CEO; and Denny McKissic, National Account Manager, WECS Renewables Not keeping wind turbines positioned toward the wind is a critical revenue killer for operators, not to mention the maintenance costs associated with slight positioning problems. Maintaining directional control requires properly functioning wind direction sensing systems and robust…

Bagel chain powering Texas locations through Engie wind farm

By WPED Staff Einstein Noah Restaurant Group announced a retail renewable energy agreement with ENGIE Resources to purchase energy produced by the Live Oak Wind Project in Schleicher County, Texas. The contract goes through 2023 and includes 100% of the electricity needs, or approximately 4,180 megawatt-hours annually, for all Einstein Bros. Bagels locations in Texas….

Black Swift Technologies unveils new automated industrial inspection drone

By Billy Ludt Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, Colorado, announced the availability of the Black Swift E2 UAS, an American-made, advanced unmanned aerial system (UAS) specifically designed for automated industrial and structural inspections. Its advanced navigation enables the Black Swift E2 to conduct highly accurate, up-close inspections of infrastructures…

Vineyard Wind I offshore project construction delayed by DOI permitting

By WPED Staff Vineyard Wind released a statement about the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) permitting timeline for the Vineyard Wind 1 Project. “We have received updated information from the Department of Interior that indicates the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Vineyard Wind I project will be published later…

Offshore wind conference to launch national job fair

By WPED Staff The Business Network for Offshore Wind, the leading non-profit advocate for U.S. offshore wind at the state, federal and global levels, will host its seventh annual International Partnership Forum (IPF) on April 21-24, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island. New this year: the first-ever national offshore wind industry job fair plus a half-day…

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