Tagged * Windpower Engineering & Development™

$9 million up for grabs for U.S. offshore wind innovations

By WPED Staff The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium today announced the availability of $9 million through its Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. Today’s announcement advances the Consortium’s long-term strategy for identifying innovative technology to further drive down costs of offshore wind development in…

200-MW wind farm in Illinois now operational

By WPED Staff EDP Renewables’ 200-MW Harvest Ridge Wind Farm has finished construction and is now fully operational and producing clean electricity in Douglas County, Illinois. “I’ve worked on four of EDPR’s wind farms in Illinois and have seen the benefits we bring to the communities who host our projects,” said Mike Duffy, who recently…

G+ reports growth in drop incidents on offshore wind farms

By WPED Staff Dropsafe, a drop prevention solutions manufacturer, has called for a more systematic approach to tackling drops throughout the offshore wind supply chain. This follows the publication of 2019 data by the G+ Global Offshore Wind Safety Organisation showing an overall rise in reported drop incidents in the sector. Dropsafe maintains that rather…

Duke Energy Renewables now offering wind turbine O&M service

By WPED Staff Duke Energy Renewables is offering a service option to wind energy producers around the United States. An alternative lifting service is now available through Duke Energy Renewable Services, an operator and maintenance provider for third-party wind and solar photovoltaic facilities in the U.S. Traditional wind turbine maintenance requires cranes, a construction zone…

New Jersey considering solicitation of 2.4 GW of offshore wind proposals

By WPED Staff The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) issued the draft “Solicitation Guidance Document” for its second offshore wind solicitation and scheduled a virtual public meeting to accept public input on the document. The document includes information on the timeline and mechanisms of the second solicitation, the application requirements and the criteria…

New York State seeking proposals for 2,500 MW of offshore wind projects

By WPED Staff New York State has issued a combined clean energy solicitation, seeking up to 4,000 MW of renewable energy capacity. The state’s second offshore wind solicitation seeks up to 2,500 MW of projects, in addition to last year’s solicitation which resulted in nearly 1,700 MW awarded. The solicitation includes a multi-port strategy and…

Your invitation to Wind Operations Dallas Virtual 2020

By WPED Staff Wind executives are gathering virtually this July to help the North American onshore wind sector define O&M and asset management strategies for maximum asset profitability, and Reuters Events would like to invite representatives from your company to join them. Wind Operations Dallas Virtual 2020, July 21-22 Free tickets are still available –…

Lightning, wind turbines and force majeure — a risky mix

By WPED Contributor By M. Malkin and A. Byrne, DNV GL Lightning damage is a concern for operational wind projects around the world. Disputes between wind turbine owners and manufacturers regarding lightning damage to wind turbines, most commonly to blades, are at the intersection of technical and commercial spaces. Further, the interaction between lightning and…

AEP acquires 1,485-MW portfolio of wind projects in southern states

By WPED Staff While the Public Utility Commission of Texas denied Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s (SWEPCO) plan to add 309 MW of wind energy to the Texas market, American Electric Power (AEP) has received the other regulatory approvals needed to acquire the entire planned 1,485 MW of North Central wind generation. AEP is investing approximately…

Vestas will train inexperienced wind technicians for work in Iowa

By WPED Staff Vestas announced today the rapid growth of its Wind Technician program in Iowa. Job seekers with transferable skills from Automotive, Agricultural, Manufacturing, Electrical, Railway, Aviation, and Transportation industries are encouraged to apply. Vestas is immediately filling multiple positions with various levels of experience for roles throughout the state of Iowa. Qualified candidates…

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