Budgeting for wind-farm O&M

Budgeting for O&M. Not the most exciting task, but necessary for a business to not only succeed, but to thrive. There are many things to think about when budgeting for operations and maintenance tasks. Here are six of the most important: 1. Plan ahead for needed inspections, repairs and upgrades. Many customers know winter is rough on

Red Lion adds new platforms for cellular RTUs that further IIoT connectivity

Red Lion Controls, a global expert in communication, monitoring, and control for industrial automation and networking, announced that its RAM industrial routers and cellular RTUs now support the Microsoft Azure, Cumulocity, and Nokia IMPACT IIoT platforms. This follows the recent announcement that Red Lion’s RAM products now support the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. The addition of these two

An outlook on drones in the North American wind-power market

Research and Markets has released their latest report, entitled “Drones (UAVs) in Wind Power Industry North America Market Outlook 2017 – 2026” . The report analyzes the North American market for drone (UAV) applications in wind power, particularly in regards to market dynamics, technology characteristics, industry structure, innovations, and key industry vendors. Through extensive research and discussions

Siemens brings value of digitalization & engineering efficiency to Husum Wind 2017

Under the slogan “Creating the most from wind – discover the value of digitalization,” digital and engineering efficiency are main themes of this year’s Siemens presentation at Husum Wind 2017. The trade show takes place September 12 to 15 in Husum, Germany The digitalization focus includes information on the Simatic WinCC Open Architecture Scada System, the

Sharper Shape offers drone-based inspection service for electric utilities

Sharper Shape announced that their new Automatic Detail Inspection (ADI) service has successfully completed field trials and is now available for immediate commercial use by electric utilities. The ADI service is available as a complete end-to-end inspection package. Companies can also use their own aircraft and personnel using Sharper Shape’s ADI “Drone Software As A Service”

The many facets of energy storage

By Michelle Froese, Senior editor Windpower Engineering & Development For the renewable-energy industry, energy storage has typically served as a means to an end: maximize the energy used by the transmission grid to boost a project’s production value and bottom line. A good storage system can help do that by regulating the use of variable

HTL Group says it is now an official Hands Free Bolting Ltd Reseller.

The products are ideally suited to the Controlled Bolting market due to the challenges faced when working on, or at height on controlled bolting applications. HTL Group

Advanced battery market for unmanned vehicles & drones expected to reach $225 million by 2026, says Navigant Research

A new report from Navigant Research focuses on the drivers, barriers, and technological trends affecting the deployment of unmanned vehicles (UVs), providing global market forecasts for energy capacity and revenue, segmented by region, technology, and UV type, through 2026. Intelligent UVs, also known as drones, can provide increased efficiency, higher resolution visuals inspections, and can function in

Bachmann to retrofit condition monitoring systems for TransAlta wind farm

Bachmann Electronic has been selected as the condition monitoring system (CMS) provider to one of Canada’s largest power producers. TransAlta commissioned an upgrade to its Melancthon wind farm located in Ontario, Canada. The wind farm, which is located near Shelburne, went online in 2008 and was Ontario’s first utility-scale wind site. With 133 wind turbines

Ergodyne intros N-Ferno thermal wear for frigid working conditions

For workers who need winter warmth, Ergodyne introduces N-Ferno thermal jackets and bibs. Featuring a rugged outer shell, reinforcement zones, and and 3M Thinsulate Insulation, they offer an important layer of defense for frigid working environments. “Our new jacket and bibs were designed to be aesthetically appealing and functionally smart,” said Alsie Nelson, Product Manager at Ergodyne. “Built to