Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil  

Gamesa has signed its first contract with CPFL Renováveis, a subsidiary of CPFL Energia, one of Brazil’s leading electric utilities, for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines (220 MW) at nine wind farms located in Rio Grande do Norte, in north-eastern Brazil. The turbines will be equipped with Gamesa’s MaxPower technology, which

Report shows 500 new jobs from Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind project

Fishermen’s Energy released a “Job Creation and Economic Content” report today that documents the jobs that will be created in New Jersey from building and operating its planned demonstration scale offshore wind project off the coast of Atlantic City. The report shows that the project will create almost 500 jobs and will bring more than

VDMA conference on safety culture presents Seven Safety Principles

According to the European Risk Observatory on occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector the wind industry reported 1,370 accidents in the period from 1970 to 2013; most of them occurred in the last five years. “It’s not just numbers. There are human beings behind every accident, every incident, every near-miss!” said Lars

NI introduces online condition monitoring that addresses big analog data challenges

NI announced NI InsightCM Enterprise, a new software offering that helps companies gain insight into the health of their capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations. With more than 15 years of experience in condition monitoring, NI developed NI InsightCM Enterprise as its first end-to-end software that addresses big analog data challenges and builds on

A snapshot of 10 years of media coverage on wind energy to be presented at Renewable Energy Conference in Burlington

Large-scale wind farms are one of the most affordable and environmentally benign forms of electric generation.  Yet what is reported in the media rarely reflects the scientific and economic facts of this energy source, including Vermonters support for wind energy as evidenced by polling data.  This year’s renewable energy conference offers attendees not only an

Greensmith sees significant growth in grid-scale energy storage market

Greensmith announced that it is seeing dramatic growth in the grid-scale energy storage market, with 23 MW worth of projects utilizing its GEMS energy storage software platform commissioned in 2014. This growth in demand is being driven by utilities, renewable energy project developers, and other customers who are increasingly using energy storage for a variety

Schweitzer Engineering security gateway enhances physical security of field cabinets

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced the addition of integrated physical security capabilities to its SEL-3622 Security Gateway. These new capabilities enhance operator awareness of physical tampering to field control cabinets in addition to cybersecurity threats. The new technology provides added visibility and faster response times for potential physical security breaches in recloser and voltage regulator control

Five leading energy companies establish Universal Smart Energy Framework for the development of smart energy solutions

Five companies active in the energy market – ABB, Alliander, DNV GL, ICT Automatisering and Stedin – have formally established the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) Foundation. Its mission is to offer a future-proof framework for the development of smart energy products, services and solutions. The Foundation intends to conclude cooperation agreements with Essent and

New Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard from Honeywell

Honeywell announced the Hybrid Energy-Absorbing Lanyard — the fall protection lanyard to meet Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards for both Class E4 and Class E6. The new hybrid lanyard eliminates the guesswork involved in choosing the appropriate lanyard for workers of different weights — thereby reducing error and increasing safety for those working at height.

Gamesa signs a letter of intent with HCIG for the supply of 150 MW in China

Gamesa has achieved another milestone in its Chinese sales strategy, signing a letter of intent with Hebei Construction & Investment Group (HCIG) for the supply of 150 MW. This agreement was signed during today’s meeting between the Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy, and the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang, as part of Rajoy’s visit to China to