Dec 5, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Record-low bids for wind-plus-storage in Colorado revealed a small premium for battery coupling, highlighting bullish outlooks on cost reductions and revenue opportunities, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Feb 14, 2018
A new evidence-based standard for wind turbine maintenance is set to improve inspection accuracy and efficiency and help operators optimize end-of-life decisions, a lead author of the guidelines told New Energy Update.
Jan 31, 2018
U.S. tax credits have accelerated wind repowering activity but investments in 2020-2025 will depend on improvements to turbine upgrade packages, industry experts said.
Jan 31, 2018
The first-ever field tests on offshore wake steering could help raise energy yields by up to 3.5% and have a lasting impact on the design of components and windfarm layouts.
Jan 17, 2018
A new report by IHS Markit reveals massive improvements in wind operations and maintenance (O&M) efficiency but further innovations will be required to limit the impact of rising turbine ages.
Dec 6, 2017
As wind power competition mounts, asset partners are favoring production-based availability guarantees and bonus incentives to align interests and ensure long-term value, industry leaders said.
Nov 22, 2017
Larger, higher efficiency turbines and the “clustering” of project resources are driving down offshore wind maintenance costs as they become increasingly important in project valuations, Tom Harries, Wind Energy Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), said.
Nov 8, 2017
Grid operator ERCOT plans to roll-out intra-hour wind forecasting based on improved modelling while new research predicts a shift towards probabilistic forecasts could generate further gains, industry experts told New Energy Update.