Global wind O&M market set to hit $27.4 billion by 2025

The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over $13.7 billion in 2016 to around $27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate of 8.0%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that the O&M of a wind farm is essential as it contributes

GE to provide 66 MW of wind power to Japan’s Akita region

GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with Shimizu Corporation to supply 22 units of GE’s 3.2-103 wind turbines, for the Akita Katagami wind farm in the Akita prefecture in northern Japan. A Special Purpose Company (SPC) made up of Venti Japan, Mitsubishi Power Corp and C-Tech will operate the wind farm once it is commissioned.

Sarasota becomes next city to commit to 100% renewable energy

The Sarasota City Commission has adopted a goal of powering all of Sarasota with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2045, according to the Sierra Club. Sarasota joins St. Petersburg as the only two cities in the state of Florida to commit to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. In addition to the establishing a

DNV GL and Goldwind collaborate to develop new asset-management platform to support international wind market

Independent energy experts and certification body,DNV GL, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Goldwind International during the Norway-China Partnership for Low-carbon Energy Transition seminar, organized by the Beijing Energy Club. With its knowledge and global experience in the various fields of turbine engineering, asset management, and transmission and distribution, DNV GL will lend its

A better way to prevent power electronics from overheating in wind turbines

By Robert J. Marotta, Product Sales Manager Accumulator Cooler Division – Parker Hannifin One little discussed but important function of an efficient wind turbine is temperature control. The electronic equipment and circuits installed in a turbine must operate reliably in spite of temperature fluctuations over its lifetime. An unexpected change, and particularly a rise in

EDF sells 50% stake of Great Western Wind Project to Alliant

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced the signing of the Purchase and Sale Agreement by which Alliant Energy Corporation will acquire a 50% ownership interest in the 225-MW Great Western Wind Project. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and customary conditions precedent. “EDF RE is a renewable energy leader and we are

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

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