Tagged * Windpower Engineering & Development™

Acciona opens battery storage plant at wind farm in Spain

By Michelle Froese Acciona Energia has opened a new battery storage plant alongside a wind farm in Barasoain, located in the region of Navarra, Spain. It is the first battery storage facility incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in the country. The aim of the battery system is to increase the generation of renewable energy…

New Consumers Energy program helps Michigan businesses go 100% renewables

By Michelle Froese Consumers Energy recently received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to create a pilot program that will let large businesses match their energy use with renewable energy sources. Consumers Energy announced that it is starting a new program to help large businesses be powered 100% by renewable energy. “Large businesses increasingly…

Enerpac’s Synchpost load-positioning system used to install offshore turbine foundations in Finland

By Michelle Froese Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology’s Synchoist load-positioning system has been used by the Finnish wind-power production company, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, for the installation of gravity base foundations at the Tahkoluoto Offshore Wind Farm. Pori, Finland’s Tahkoluoto Wind Farm is currently the world’s first offshore wind farm designed for operation in ice conditions. The…

Citigroup commits to 100% renewable energy by 2020

By Michelle Froese Citigroup announced that it will source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. This is an important next step in the bank’s continued commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and finance $100 billion in clean energy, infrastructure, and technology projects that build a more sustainable…

Sandia snags five awards at 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium, including one for 3D printing of sub-scale turbine blades

By Michelle Froese Sandia National Laboratories won a total of five awards from the 2017 Federal Laboratory Consortium for its work to develop and commercialize innovative technologies. Sandia National Laboratories took home five awards highlighting their advancements in technology, including 3D printing for sub-scale wind turbine blades, which speeds up production. The annual FLC awards…

Hexicon’s new large-volume resin packaging reduces waste & transport costs for the wind industry

By Michelle Froese Hexion Stuttgart has introduced the Hexi-Bag packaging system, a new large-volume resin package designed specifically for the wind energy industry. The new packaging format was developed for Hexion’s epoxy adhesive resins and associated hardeners. It provides wind blade manufacturers with several efficiencies and cost advantages. By using the Hexi-Bag, it is possible…

BluEarth Renewables acquires Ontario wind facility

By Michelle Froese BluEarth Renewables LP has completed the acquisition of four operating renewable energy facilities from Veresen Inc., including three run-of-river hydro facilities in British Columbia and one wind facility in Ontario. These facilities have a weighted average contract life of 22 years and represent 85 MW. BlueEarth Renewables has acquired a number of…

MEM and GCube partner to bring first utility-scale wind farm to Indonesia

By Michelle Froese The Sidrap wind farm, located on a series of ridges in Northern South Sulawesi, will consist of 30 Gamesa turbines and is scheduled for completion in January 2018. Modern Energy Management (MEM), a specialist in delivering project lifecycle certainty to renewable energy developers, financiers, and investors, will carry out marine warranty surveying…

Measure delivers faster wind-turbine inspection with new drone inspection services

By Michelle Froese Measure, a provider of drone services to enterprise customers, has added turnkey wind-farm inspection capabilities to its portfolio of aerial data collection solutions. Wind-farm operators can now outsource preventive maintenance inspections to Measure’s drone pilots and data analysts for fast, accurate, safe, and timely problem identification. The service is designed to help…

Siemens and PAS Global partner to provide monitoring and cybersecurity for industrial control systems

By Michelle Froese Siemens and PAS Global, a provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real-time monitoring for ICSs. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will provide customers with a couple benefits. Siemens and PAS Global have partnered to make it possible for customers…

Alterra Power acquires 40-MW California wind project

By Michelle Froese The 40-MW California-based wind project is expected to begin generating power in 2020. Alterra Power Corp. has acquired Jawbone, a 40-MW wind development project in Kern County, California, which is fully zoned for wind generation. Following a collaborative effort that began over a year ago, Alterra acquired the project from Jawbone Wind…

CanWEA advocates for gender diversity in the electricity industry

By Michelle Froese The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), recently became an Advocate for The Leadership Accord on Gender Diversity in the Canadian electricity industry, an initiative of Electricity Human Resources Canada. A number of women in the renewable energy industry will be discussing the Diversity Accord on October 2 at the Women in Renewable…

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