U.S. renewables set new records during first half of 2016

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest “Electric Power Monthly” report, with data for the first six months of 2016, net U.S. electrical generation from non-hydro utility-scale renewables (including as wind and solar) increased by 17.0% compared to the first half of 2015. Combined, generation from all utility-scale renewable sources increased by 14.5% in January

TRIAXYS wave buoy now available with AIS Aid to Navigation

AXYS Technologies (AXYS) has added AIS vessel tracking to the company’s signature wave buoy series, TRIAXYS. The SRT Chronos Aid to Navigation (AtoN) AIS is an IALA and IEC compliant device that broadcasts buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic. This new feature protects the buoy from collision by notifying vessels of its whereabouts and

E.ON begins construction on Twin Forks Wind Farm in Illinois

E.ON officially began construction of its Twin Forks Wind Farm in Macon County, IL, the third wind farm in Illinois for the Chicago-based company. Once Twin Forks’ 278-MW of generation is completed, E.ON’s wind farms will produce a total of 578 MW of electricity generation capacity in Illinois, or enough to power more than 180,000 homes. The

Siemens to supply 64 turbines for 147-MW onshore project in the U.S.

Siemens has received an order to supply, install and commission 64 onshore wind turbines for the onshore Grant Plains Wind project in Oklahoma. The customer is Apex Clean Energy. The wind power plant with a total capacity of 147 MW, and will generate enough power to supply more than 50,000 U.S. households with clean renewable energy.

DNV GL supports investor John Laing with its first investment in the offshore wind market

DNV GL successfully completed its due diligence work of the Nordergründe offshore wind farm in the North Sea, reviewing and quantifying the technical risks of the project. The John Laing Group commissioned DNV GL with the assessment and analysis of the project to make its investment decision and has announced its 30% stake acquisition of

Baker-Polito Administration announces $700,000 in funding for offshore wind research

The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $700,000 in funding for nine academic and research institutions across Massachusetts to advance studies relating to offshore wind development, building on the Commonwealth’s existing nation-leading offshore wind innovation activities. “Tapping into the Commonwealth’s world-class academic and research institutions will make Massachusetts a leader in the growing offshore wind sector in

US Wind moves one step closer to bringing offshore wind to Maryland

US Wind, Inc., an offshore wind development corporation, announced the start of a marine survey to prepare the final layout design for an 80,000-acre wind-power project off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. US Wind contracted with Alpine Ocean Seismic Survey, and their vessel R/V Shearwater, to conduct data collection along the 35-mile route from

MidAmerican Energy moves forward with $3.6 billion investment in Iowa’s Wind XI

MidAmerican Energy Company received the final order from the Iowa Utilities Board for Wind XI farm. Wind XI will add up to 2,000 MW of wind generation in Iowa, and is the largest wind project MidAmerican Energy has ever undertaken. The board’s action is a positive step toward the company’s 100% renewable vision. “This is an exciting day

Siemens to supply turbines and service for third Apex Clean Energy project in Oklahoma

Siemens is filling an order from Apex Clean Energy to deliver and service 64 wind turbines for the Grant Plains Wind facility located in Grant County, Oklahoma. The 147-MW project is expected to be operational later this year. This latest collaboration follows Siemens’ successful completion of two previous orders from Apex Clean Energy in Oklahoma

Oceanic Dynamics launches new way for motion, impact monitoring of offshore vessels

Offshore windfarms have stringent impact monitoring requirements, and they monitor their supply vessels in terms of how long they dock, how efficiently they run, and the efficiency of their routing.