S&C completes Ameren Microgrid Project near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery announced that it has provided the intelligent automation and control systems for Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility in Champaign, Illinois. Located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) near the University of Illinois campus, the Ameren microgrid provides multiple sources of distributed generation (wind,

Southwire launches multi-strand aluminum cable ideal for down-tower applications

Southwire has launched a new multi-strand, high-quality aluminum cable with installation, cost, and safety advantages that make it particularly suitable for down-tower wind turbine applications. “The wind industry is expected to continue its robust growth as a top source of renewable energy generating capacity in the country,” said Brad Pollard, OEM sales manager. “The addition

ABB highlights new technologies & digital capabilities at WINDPOWER

ABB, a technology solutions provider for the wind industry, will showcase a wide range of innovative products, systems, service, and software solutions for the wind industry this week at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017, including the ABB Ability digital portfolio. These tailored digital solutions span the breadth from individual devices to solutions and services for the wind and

Ameren unveils one of North America’s most advanced microgrids

As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. Ameren built the microgrid facility to test monitoring and control methods for aggregating clean, renewable energy sources from wind, solar, and natural gas – with advanced

Vestas launches InteliLight in the U.S.

Vestas‘ InteliLight, its active aviation light-management solution for wind turbines, has demonstrated performance to FAA standards and is officially ready for use in the U.S. The approval follows authority approval in Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Using radars with a minimum range of eight kilometers, InteliLight is an expanded product solution replacing OCAS that

Arc angel, arc flash prevention measure increases safety

Arc-flash temperatures can reach 20,000ºC and the energy and shrapnel produced in the arc blast can cause death, injury and serious damage.

Obstruction lighting during wind farm construction

Ensure your wind turbines comply with federal obstruction lighting regulations by adhering to these three FAA requirements for lighting wind farm construction sites.

Ingeteam to exhibit at WINDPOWER 2017 after steady growth in U.S. market

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, will present its full range of wind energy drivetrain products at AWEA WIND POWER. Ingeteam reported record performance last year, with deliveries reaching a peak volume of 5 GW of new capacity in 2016 alone — making the Spanish company the world’s number one supplier of wind-power

Your wind turbine’s power and data cables may be wearing faster than you think

This cable wear can appear only a few months after the start of operations but is often missed or overlooked during end-of-warranty inspections or when competing with other major corrective action.

Antaira Technologies launches rack-mount, industrial Gigabit PoE+ unmanaged switches

Antaira Technologies is a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, has announced the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP-2602G- SFP series. Power-over- Ethernet (PoE) technology has become popular and there are many devices that are PoE ready, such as PoE