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.
The offshore wind industry would not have been possible before the information age. Enabling live decision making over the vast distances of far offshore wind farms in real time is essential, and the industry’s big challenge.
James Bezner, President of Broadwind Services, recently took some time to discuss how data analytics is impacting the O&M market, and how wind farm operators can benefit from performance-driven big data.
Houston, Texas-based ABS Group has been contracted by the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to support the development of inspection procedures for offshore wind farms.
Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta caught up with Dan Shreve, Partner, MAKE Consulting, to assess how companies are going about their construction and O&M-related initiatives within an environment of regulatory uncertainty.
Grease Thief is currently monitoring over 1,000 turbines at more than 80 wind farms. Rich Wurzbach, president of MRG Labs and inventor of the Grease Thief, recently took some time to update us on the progress of Grease Thief.
A study by investment bank Kepler Chevreux calculates that $100bn invested in onshore wind to power electric vehicles, would actually produce more energy per dollar invested than $100bn invested in oil to power gasoline vehicles.
According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, wind power provided over two-thirds (68.41%) of new U.S. electrical generating capacity in...