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World’s largest wind industry gathering in Hamburg this September

By Michelle Froese The world´s largest wind industry event, Global Wind Summit, will take place September 25 to 28 at the Hamburg Messe fair site. The event combines the WindEnergy Hamburg expo and the WindEurope global on and offshore conference which, together in one venue, will highlight one of the most cost-effective and innovation-driven energy…

DTE Energy, Consumers Energy accelerate clean-energy plans in Michigan

By Amy Stankiewicz Consumers Energy and DTE Energy announced that they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50% Clean Energy Goal by 2030 that will be achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25% renewable energy and the remaining through energy efficiency. Consumers Energy and DTE…

Missouri utility’s ambitious wind-energy plan facing pushback

By Amy Stankiewicz This article is written by Karen Uhlenhuth from Energy News Network A Canadian company’s plan to aggressively shift a Missouri utility to clean energy is facing opposition from state officials. A Canadian company’s plan to aggressively shift a Missouri utility to clean energy is facing opposition from state officials. Proponents of cleaner…

Wind operations survey predicts digital, profit-sharing future

By Paul Dvorak This article and survey come from New Energy Update. Onshore wind participants predict more revenue-sharing, digitalization and multi-project contracts in the operations and maintenance sector while service providers plan to expand spare parts capabilities, a new survey by New Energy Update shows. Ageing wind fleets, falling technology costs, and increasing competition between…

DES-Case unwraps IsoLogic, the first IIoT connected desiccant breather

By Paul Dvorak Des-Case Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty filtration products such as desiccant breathers that improve process equipment reliability and extend lubricant life for companies around the world, has announced the launch of IsoLogic, the first connected desiccant breather. Patent-pending IsoLogic is Des-Case’s first entrance into the rapidly growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)…

Satellite tech ready to keep far away wind farms in close touch

By Paul Dvorak Kymeta says its use of metamaterials has solved some of the satellite industry’s longest standing technical challenges: the need for lightweight, slim, on-the-move communication systems and services that are easy to buy and understand. Satellite technology has advanced to the point where renewable energy owners and operators can increase their Internet connectivity…

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announces major investment in offshore wind

By Michelle Froese Liz Burdock, the Executive Director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind shares this statement regarding Governor Charlie Baker and the State of Massachusetts’ major investment in offshore wind: Vineyard Wind, a partnership between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), has been selected for an 800-MW wind farm. Deepwater Wind has…

First city in Oklahoma commits to 100% renewables

By Michelle Froese This week, the city of Norman, Oklahoma committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy. According to the Sierra Club, the Norman City Council unanimously adopted the resolution, which states that Norman will transition to fully use clean energy like wind and solar for electricity by 2035, and across all sectors including heat…

Report: A customer-focused framework for electric system resilience

By Paul Dvorak The full report, available here, is authored by: Alison Silverstein, Alison Silverstein Consulting – (512) 964-0787, [email protected] Rob Gramlich, Grid Strategies LLC — (202) 821-6943, [email protected] Michael Goggin, Grid Strategies LLC — (202) 302-9670, [email protected] Highlights of the report include: Customers pay the ultimate price for power outages, whether through their electric…

New Hansford Sensors vibration switch protects critical assets

By Michelle Froese Hansford Sensors, manufacturer and global supplier of industrial accelerometers, has launched a new compact vibration switch, designed to protect machinery against unexpected shutdown and repair costs. The HS-429 automatically trips in the event of excessive vibration levels, allowing critical systems to be shut down before damage can occur. Hansford Sensors’ HS-429 vibration…

Bringing wind energy to one of the coldest places on earth

By Michelle Froese Successful wind-power development has a number of challenges that begin at the early planning and permitting stages. Effective project siting is a critical step in this process. Click here to view one way to gain valuable wind resource data faster and more efficiently, and particularly in challenging conditions. While met towers are…

Portland utility seeking about 100 MW of new renewable resources

By Michelle Froese Portland General Electric Company (PGE) is continuing its push for a clean and reliable energy future for its customers and the communities it serves by issuing a request for proposals seeking an additional 100 average megawatts of renewable power generating resources. The bids for prospective new renewable resources are due June 15,…

AWEA expand team with three industry-veteran hires

By Michelle Froese The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced three senior hires who expand the Association’s advocacy muscle in federal affairs, public affairs, and policy. The trio joins AWEA’s Government and Public Affairs team, led by Senior Vice President Amy Farrell, as the wind industry looks to continue its growth as a major energy…

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