Iberdrola Renewables announces wind-power agreement with California utility

Iberdrola Renewables announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-MW wind farm, when the project is expected to be completed in late

Safely managing electrical power assets at wind farms

By Kerry Heid, President & CEO Shermco Industries This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s February 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. A few years ago, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA — an organization that offers standards and accreditation of third-party electrical testing) conducted a study that showed 23%

Michigan & Utah researchers work to better stabilize batteries for storage

Editor’s note: Research from Universities of Utah and of Michigan predict a better future for a type of battery for grid storage called a redox-flow battery. The two universities have teamed up and developed an energy-storage molecule that is proving much more stable than other battery options. This news comes from the U-Michigan News. An

Senvion signs wind order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for two wind farms: the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. Both wind farms will see the introduction of the

AWS Truepower releases January 2017 Wind Trends Bulletin

Renewable energy consultants, AWS Truepower, have released their Wind Trends Bulletin for January 2017. Monthly wind performance maps for January show deviations in the wind resource from average conditions for the month in every region of the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of three reanalysis datasets: ERA-Interim, MERRA, and CFSR. The

Vestas regains top place in global wind-turbine supplier ranking

FTI Consulting, Inc. released its FTI Intelligence’s preliminary rankings for the world’s top five wind-turbine OEMs, which found Danish manufacturer Vestas reclaimed the title as the world’s largest supplier of wind turbines in 2016. These rankings will be published in the Global Wind Market Update ― Demand & Supply 2016, which will be released in March

AWEA’s O&M conference to feature Shermco Industries’ executives

Several Shermco Industries executives will be providing their expertise in wind project electrical systems, components, and safety at the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Operations, Maintenance & Safety 2017 conference held from February 28 to March 1, 2017 in San Diego, California. The event is the premier conference for operators of wind farms in the U.S.

DWEA lauds ITC legislation supporting distributed wind power

Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have re-introduced legislation to provide a multi-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for small-scale wind power and other clean energy technologies. The bill is titled the “Technologies for Energy Security Act” providing parity with solar energy’s tax extension passed into law in 2015. Notably the

EdgeData and Harris partner on utility asset inspection & management

EdgeData LLC and Harris Corporation, through its Geospatial Solutions business unit, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the development of asset inspection and management solutions for the utility industry. The collaboration will be based on remotely sensed data and advanced machine learning technology. Leveraging a recent partnership to deliver inspection

Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

For the first time, Siemens Wind Power will provide complete offshore wind engineering and development, including foundation work, for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW is a planned 497-MW offshore wind power plant in the North Sea. Investment decisions for the offshore wind farm are now final, and the project will be installed