Bachmann updates its EPLAN, WSCAD and 3D CAD data

Bachmann customers can now access the updated EPLAN macro and 3D CAD libraries. The WSCAD data, also updated, is available on the manufacturer’s web site.

Seaproof Solutions wins contract for its cable protector for DONG Energy’s 1.2 GW project

This is the 13th offshore wind farm project for Seaproof Solutions, taking the total number of cable protection systems supplied to more than 1,000 units.

SoCal Editor suggests a way to electrify transportation

By powering a range of vehicles (electrify transportation) from cars to heavy duty trucks, with clean electric power instead of gasoline and diesel fuel, the organization says it can meet California’s ambitious clean air goals.

LM Wind Power marks start of new wind-turbine blade factory

LM Wind Power, a global manufacturer of wind-turbine blades, announced that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the

ComEd conducting Illinois’ first community energy storage pilot

ComEd announced the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd’s Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., about 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot

Siemens 44-MW aerospace derived gas turbine for mobile power generation

With an electrical generating capacity of up to 44 megawatts, this aeroderivative gas turbine and mobile power generation is packaged for rapid deployment and can be installed in less than two weeks.

ABB unveils new TXtreme distribution transformer for harsh environments

ABB has launched a new longer-life distribution transformer called TXtreme, featuring a special coating that protects the transformer from corrosion in the most severe environments. Distribution transformers are key assets in power transmission and distribution networks, and are currently designed to operate 20 to 30 years. However, harsh operating conditions containing salt, moisture, or chemicals can

SDG&E and SEI unveil largest vanadium redox flow battery in the U.S.

SDG&E has unveiled a new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric (SEI), which stemmed from a partnership between Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be researching if flow battery

Strengthening metal against fatigue

A team of researchers at MIT and in Japan and Germany has found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the steel.

Moventas gearbox repairs certified by Europe’s Achilles

Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.