Operations & Maintenance

  • EWEA sees greater role between wind power and ancillary grid services

    A report by the European Wind Energy Association claims wind could play a role in grid support. But for that to materialse, energy markets first need to adapt in terms of efficiency.

  • NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquires 48MW project

    NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV) has strengthened its investment in the wind power sector. The company, the unregulated distributed power subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), last week acquired its third onshore wind project in the Alexander Wind...

  • Blackstone to fund utility scale investments

    Investment firm Blackstone last week confirmed a partnership with an experienced management team, led by Matthew Rosenblum, the founder and chief executive officer at Solops, to create Onyx Renewable Partners (Onyx).

  • ComEd's Grand Prairie Gateway Project gains approval

    The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved Commonwealth Edison Company’s (ComEd) Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will extend for 60 miles across Ogle, Dekalb, Kane and DuPage Counties.

  • Wind economics more compelling than ever

    Wind power, not shale gas, was the biggest single cause of the fall in US carbon emissions from coal use. The European Union also highlights why wind is becoming an increasingly smarter energy option over “cheaper” sources.

  • MVV Energie invests majority stake in juwi

    Germany energy company MVV Energie is to acquire a 50.1% majority shareholding interest in Wörrstadt, Germany-based juwi via a capital increase.

  • MPUC approves Emera investment

    The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has issued its written decision reinstating its approval of Emera’s investment in Northeast Wind Partners and its investment in Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN).

  • Vattenfall CEO aims to make offshore wind up to 40% cheaper

    It has emerged that Vattenfall’s new CEO Magnus Hall is gearing up to lower prices to match Dong Energy’s plan to make offshore wind at least 40% cheaper.

  • Iberdrola initiates new R&D initiative

    Iberdrola, via its engineering and construction subsidiary, the Scottish University of Strathclyde and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have initiated work on the TLPWIND project, an R&D initiative with a budget allocation in excess of €...

  • NV Energy seeks proposals for 100 MW of renewable energy

    Las Vegas- based energy services provider NV Energy is seeking proposals to secure up to 100 MW of additional renewable energy resources.

  • EWEA appoints Markus Tacke as chairman

    The European Wind Energy Association has elected Dr. Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Wind Power, as chairman.

  • Wind project owners discuss turbine operations and maintenance in Toronto

    London, September 25, 2014 – Wind Energy Update is pleased to announce it has launched its Wind Turbine Optimization, Maintenance and Repair Summit that will be hosted in Toronto, Canada.

  • Nordex eyes improvement in earnings by 2017

    The Nordex Group plans to achieve a sales level of €2bn by 2017 (2013: €1.4b) while substantially improving its operating result to an EBIT margin of 7-8% (2013: 3.0%).

  • Offshore decommissioning market is emerging, but is wind industry prepared?

    As the first generation of offshore wind turbines approach the end of their 20-year service, a new decommissioning market is emerging. But is the industry prepared to deal with this process?

  • US appoints deputy secretary of Department of Energy

    Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a top White House National Security Council Official, has been appointed as deputy secretary of Department of Energy in the U. S.

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