Author J. Thomas Siwo

Two Ohio wind energy projects on hold after legislative changes

This article,from law firm Bricker & Eckler, is authored by J. Thomas Siwo Iberdrola Renewables, the company that runs the existing Blue Creek Wind Farm, has said two “possible wind farm projects are ‘on hold’ after a pair of legislative actions changed the rules on renewable energy” in Ohio, according to an article in The Lima


TÜV SÜD PMSS advises U.S. on offshore wind cable spacing

PMSS America, Inc., the US division of global renewable energy consulting firm TÜV SÜD PMSS, supported by submarine cable specialists Red Penguin Associates Ltd. of the U.K., has been selected to provide strategic guidance to the U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) on cable spacing for U.S. offshore wind projects.

The 25.6-MW Atria Power wind farm is scheduled to begin commercial operations in September.

GE invests in Atria Power’s wind farms in India, supports $1 billion annual RE investment commitment

GE Energy Financial Services has invested equity in three Atria Power wind projects under construction in India, supporting GE’s commitment to invest USD $1 billion annually in renewable energy projects worldwide. The wind farms will have a combined capacity of 126 megawatts and will support the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s program to

NREL's Nate Blair and Suzanne Tegen take a look at NREL's Solar Prospector tool, which provides information about the sun's resource potential at any spot in the nation. Industry is using models created by NREL to plan for renewable energy installations.
Photos by NREL’s Dennis Schroeder

Investors find assistance with NREL wind and solar models

This article, from Nrel, is authored by Bill Scanlon Whenever utilities debate the merits of a wind farm or investors mull the potential return on a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant, there’s a good chance that the performance and risk models created by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) come into play. Questions investors

The graph shows daily demand from July 3 to 7 and when Genscape and SPP alerted market participants to the likelihood of peak demand on July 7.

Genscape predicted peak power demand four days before it happened

Genscape, a provider of market intelligence in the United States electric power markets, forecasted the 42.5 GW peak demand seen on July 7, two days before SPP published its forecast. This peak demand is the highest thus far in SPP’s new Integrated Marketplace which launched on March 1st. Genscape’s early notice of the high demand day

The turbine's gearless design makes the wind turbines particularly robust, reliable and maintenance-friendly.

Siemens awarded turnkey order for Netherlands wind farm

Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 MW of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power’s Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis. Within

Vergnet turbines at Ashegode Wind Farm in Ethiopia.

DNV GL confirms safety and reliability of Vergnet turbines

As part of the installation phase at Ashegoda, one of Africa’s largest wind farms, in Ethiopia, DNV GL has inspected wind turbines of the French manufacturer Vergnet. DNV GL confirmed the compliance of the installed wind turbines with DNV GL’s A-Design Assessment. The wind farm will help reduce the occurrence of blackouts in Ethiopia. The

G9 Offshore

U.K.’s HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association, supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen

Juhl Wind is part of team that was awarded a $5.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Juhl Energy team selected to lead development of $5.5 million wind-energy project at Tooele Army Depot

Juhl Energy, Inc., a provider of Clean Energy Solutions and the Leader in Community Wind Power, recently announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has awarded a $5.5 million contract to the team of (MN.), Aegis Renewable Energy (VT.), and Icenogle Construction Management Inc. (CA.) for the development, construction and installation of

Sandia fig 4 sediment deposition around a tandem pile

What happens to sub-structures & cables on the seafloor? Sandia examines

A key risk driver in Offshore Wind (OW) projects is the potentially detrimental interaction between OW sub-structures and cables, and the seafloor. In previous years Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) developed methods for the evaluation of regional sediment stability with the use of combined wave, circulation, and sediment dynamics modeling. Knowledge of sediment stability not only