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Composite repair institute Abaris resumes classes at Nevada facility

By WPED Staff Abaris Training Resources, a composite materials training institute, will resume classes on June 1st, 2020 at its Reno, Nevada location after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Abaris team is excited to be getting back to work and will start with two of the most popular courses: ‘Composite…

Is rope-based descent emergency evacuation at the end of its tether?

By WPED Contributor The use of rope-based descent (RBD) systems for emergency evacuation in the wind energy sector could be reduced given the encouraging market response to Evacuator, a fireproof, rapid descent system capable of getting single and multiple crew members working at heights of up to 300 m to safety in an emergency situation….

American Electric Power approved to develop 1,485 MW of Oklahoma wind projects

By WPED Staff Investor-owned utility American Electric Power (AEP) is moving forward on 1,485 MW of planned wind projects in Oklahoma. AEP will invest approximately $2 billion in this new renewable energy to serve its Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) and Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers. North Central includes three wind generation facilities…

Ohio board approves construction of Lake Erie offshore wind project

By WPED Staff The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) issued a conditioned certificate providing Icebreaker Windpower an opportunity to move forward with the construction of six wind turbines in Lake Erie. If constructed, this demonstration project will be the first freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. The Icebreaker Wind project is planned to be…

Nordex enrolls in DXC Technology’s new incident response application

By WPED Staff DXC Technology has introduced its Corporate Incident Response (CIR) application for ServiceNow to enable organizations like the Nordex Group, one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, to quickly and proactively identify, address and manage important non-IT corporate incidents, such as those related to facilities, physical security, and environment, health and safety….

Enel Green Power connects 3 North American wind farms to the grid

By WPED Staff Enel Green Power North America has begun operating a 50-MW expansion of the High Lonesome wind farm in Upton and Crockett Counties, in Texas, increasing the largest operational wind project in the Group’s global renewable portfolio to 500 MW. The company also connected its 105-MW Riverview and 29.4-MW Castle Rock Ridge II…

Southern Power acquires 56-MW West Virginia wind farm from Invenergy

By WPED Staff Southern Power, a wholesale energy provider and a subsidiary of Southern Company, acquired the 56-MW Beech Ridge II Wind Facility from Invenergy, a developer, owner and operator of sustainable energy solutions. “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of our 13th wind project,” said Southern Power CEO Mark Lantrip. “This project marks…

Tenaska’s 242-MW Northwest Missouri wind farm comes online

By Billy Ludt Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-MW wind farm in Northwest Missouri, achieved commercial operation on May 4. Located north of Maryville in Nodaway County, Tenaska Clear Creek is comprised of 111 Vestas turbines across approximately 31,000 acres. “This project was a team effort that involved not just Tenaska but also a…

Chartwell Marine, Bar Technologies unveil new offshore wind vessels

By WPED Staff Vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with naval architects BAR Technologies to support delivery of the latest generation of offshore wind crew transfer vessels (CTVs). The partnership will forward the development of new vessel designs ranging from 30-meter CTVs through to 60-meter service accommodation and transfer vessels (SATVs), making use of BAR’s…

Webinar: SMBC and Parkwind discuss Offshore Wind amid COVID-19

By WPED Staff Following double digital growth year-on-year, every indicator is signalling offshore wind will be a dominant force in hitting net zero by 2050. However, crisis points are the ultimate test. Join New Energy Update by Reuters Events’ latest interactive webinar “Adapting and Overcoming Disruption: Offshore Wind Amid COVID-19” providing a market update on…

EDF Renewables and Alliant Energy complete 200-MW Iowa wind project

By WPED Staff EDF Renewables and Alliant Energy’s 200 MW Golden Plains Wind Project started commercial operation on March 27 and is delivering clean electricity to Iowa customers. Located in Winnebago and Kossuth counties in north-central Iowa, Golden Plains injected millions of dollars into the economy and employed hundreds of workers at the peak of…

How digital twins could transform the wind energy industry

By WPED Contributor By Subhankar Pal, research and innovation executive, Altran 2016 was pretty momentous. Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election and the UK voted to leave the European Union. Spotlight won best film at the Academy Awards and Stranger Things debuted on Netflix. There was nothing strange about a concept called digital twins…

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