Antaira launches gigabit 10-port unmanaged switch with 10G SFP+ slots

Antaira Technologies is a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices for harsh environment applications, has announced the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNX-1002G- 10G-SFP. The LNX-1002G- 10G-SFP is industrial-grade equipment that is Ethernet ready to fulfill various markets’ edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments,

Wood Group supports Trianel Windpark Borkum II to financial close

Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, recently supported Trianel Windpark Borkum II located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea to financial close. The 200-MW offshore wind farm will consist of 32 Senvion 6.2 M152 wind-turbine generators with a power upgrade of around 6.33 MW. It will have

Wind energy outlook for the Middle East & Africa

Wind-power capacity added in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) in 2016 amounted to 676 MW, compared to the 682 MW added in 2015, says a new report by Make Consulting. MAKE’s Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook is a 60-plus page report that provides in-depth analysis of the wind-power markets in Middle East

New report: No evidence that changing power mix endangers reliability of electric system

A new report by Analysis Group answers questions asked two months ago by Energy Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. Analysis Group finds it is market forces – primarily low-cost natural gas and flat demand for electricity – that are causing some coal and nuclear power plants

Michigan to fast-track Tuscola County wind-farm expansion project

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has approved a proposal by Consumers Energy Co. to accelerate the expansion of its wind-farm project in Tuscola County. In 2016, the Commission approved Consumers purchasing 19 wind-turbine generators for its Cross Winds Energy Park II (CWEP II), with the option for the utility to buy 33 more for

DNV GL invites wind industry to Joint Industry Project to optimize wind-farm operations

DNV GL announces its latest Joint Industry Project (JIP), aiming to optimize the performance of wind farms by reducing the downtime and lower the costs of energy during the operational project life span of 25 years or more. Wind-farm owners are faced with many challenges to increase availability and performance of wind turbines while driving down

Fugro returns to Borssele Wind Farm for offshore survey

Fugro has been awarded a joint contract with Boskalis for survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Borssele Wind Farm Zone. The multi-million Euro contract, for Dutch transmission systems operator TennetT TSO B.V., includes a specialized survey and identification work in relation to cable routes for the planned grid connection between TenneT’s two

Cold spell no problem for wind turbines, says new study

A new study by climate scientists, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather. The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind-power availability with

Zayed Future Energy Prize accepting applications for notable renewable & sustainability achievements

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, a global prize for innovation in renewable energy, will accept applications for its 10th anniversary awards until July 6th, 2017. This annual award celebrates achievements that reflect impact, innovation, long-term vision and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. Categories for consideration include: small and medium enterprises, non-profit organizations, and global high schools.

Ontario’s Niagara Region Wind Farm inaugurated as part of Global Wind Day

Boralex, ENERCON, and the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation celebrated the inauguration of the Niagara Region Wind Farm (NRWF) on June 15th, which is Global Wind Day. The wind farm, which is located on private land in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Ontario, was commissioned on November 2, 2016, and consists of 77 ENERCON E‑101 wind turbines