Tagged * Windpower Engineering & Development™

GE unveils 3-MW onshore turbine built for North American market

By WPED Staff GE Renewable Energy has developed Sierra, an onshore wind turbine platform designed specifically for the North American region. Credit: Rich Crowder/GE The 3.0-3.4 MW turbine features a 140-m rotor and at a range of hub heights, including a 500 ft option and includes GE’s two-piece blade GE has today manufactured, installed and…

TotalEnergies developing 1-GW offshore wind farm off Carolina coast

By WPED Staff International energy developer TotalEnergies has been named a winner by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for the development of an offshore wind farm off the coast of North Carolina. Located 20 nautical miles (37 kilometers) from the coast, the lease covers a 120 square nautical miles area (222 square kilometers) that…

NRG Systems adopts ZX Lidars’ latest wind profile measurement tool

By WPED Staff NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for the wind, solar and meteorological industries, has added ZX Lidars’ ZX TM Lidar to its remote sensing portfolio. Credit: NRG Systems ZX TM is a nacelle-mounted Lidar that uses continuous wave technology to measure the full shear and veer wind profile across…

Meta commissions 112-MW Michigan wind project

By WPED Staff Algonquin Power & Utilities‘ subsidiary Liberty is developing a 112-MW wind project in Michigan to support Facebook’s parent company, Meta, in reaching its renewable energy goals. The new Deerfield II wind project is expected to reach commercial operations in 2023. Deerfield II is located in Huron County, Michigan, adjacent to Liberty’s Deerfield…

200-MW El Algodon Alto wind farm commences operation in Texas

By WPED Staff RWE Renewables‘ El Algodon Alto, a 200-MW onshore wind farm, located in San Patricio County, Texas, is in operation. RWE Renewables’ El Algodon Alto, a 200-MW onshore wind farm is powered by 91 Vestas turbines and will generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes. “We’re excited to announce another one…

200-MW Golden Hills wind farm powering Oregon utility

By WPED Staff Avangrid Renewables has achieved commercial operation at its 200-MW Golden Hills wind farm in Sherman County, Oregon. The facility, which provides enough renewable electricity to Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to power over 60,000 homes annually, began operations on April 29, 2022. The project supports PSE’s carbon dioxide emission reduction goals while providing…

Renewables covered 96% of new electrical capacity in opening months of 2022

By WPED Staff The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar, wind, and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) provided 96.3% of the domestic electrical generating capacity added in January and February 2022, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign. According to the latest issue…

Submarine cable manufacturing facility planned for New Jersey port

By WPED Staff Rise Light & Power and Delaware River Partners (DRP) today announced a plan to invest millions to develop a site for a submarine cable manufacturing facility to support the New Jersey offshore wind industry. The facility will be at the DRP-owned Repauno Port & Rail Terminal in Greenwich Township. Rendering of cable…

Leosphere officially adopts Vaisala name and branding

By WPED Staff In 2018, Vaisala acquired Leosphere, the company behind the WindCube lidar suite. Leosphere today adopts the Vaisala name and branding. “Integrating Leosphere’s highly respected people and solutions has been highly advantageous, and today the integration is complete. Leosphere is now Vaisala,” the company said in a statement. From lidars, sensors and systems…

US Wind increases wildlife monitoring programs for offshore lease area

By WPED Staff US Wind, a Baltimore, Maryland-based wind developer, is funding a 10-year program with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) for three research projects aimed at understanding the potential effects of offshore wind development on marine mammals, fish and birds. The research will take place in US Wind’s 80,000-acre federal…

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