Feb 14, 2018
Oct 4, 2017
MidAmerican Energy Company is combining analytics systems with new weather and grid forecasting tools to increase the value of its growing wind portfolio in the competitive power markets, project partners said during a New Energy Update webinar on September 27.
Sep 20, 2017
Growing wholesale market exposure and rising flexibility requirements have led some wind operators to develop profit-sharing operations and maintenance (O&M) arrangements which maximize market revenues.
Aug 16, 2017
Cost-effective transformer, cabling and system isolation solutions must be developed to accommodate rising wind turbine capacities and minimize plant downtimes, industry executives told New Energy Update.
Jul 12, 2017
Coordinated turbine yaw adjustments based on advanced data analytics could increase annual energy production by several percentage points, initial findings from a joint government-industry research project show.
Jun 28, 2017
The U.S. wind industry must invest in innovative logistics and installation solutions to control costs associated with rising turbine dimensions and maximize deployment potential, industry experts told Wind Energy Update.
May 10, 2017
Wind power firms are re-evaluating operations and maintenance (O&M) spending against asset values and new metrics to combat rising wholesale market competition, leading wind executives said.
Mar 29, 2017
Major operators are investing in repowering programs to profit from technology improvements ahead of tax credit deadlines and some firms are looking to repower after just 10 years of operations, industry experts said.
Mar 14, 2017
The 4 GW Plains and Eastern line from Oklahoma to Tennessee is set to unlock $7 billion of wind power investments and has received 22 GW of demand from generators and industrial consumers such as Kellogg’s, General Motors and Unilever, project developer Clean Line Energy Partners told Wind Energy Update.
Mar 1, 2017
The German utility has deployed a range of “Hands-on” supplier-operator partnerships to improve windfarm operations and greater knowledge-sharing between partners will generate further savings, Roland Flaig, Head of Wind Operations- Onshore Europe, at E.ON Climate & Renewables, said.
Feb 13, 2017
New data has revealed the impact of leading-edge erosion on energy production and advanced protection packages now offer long term performance gains and optimized maintenance windows, industry experts said.