Torque calibration rig for bolting tools combines safety and accuracy

As part of the Premier range, the enclosure incorporates Norbar torque measurement equipment, an interlocked safety canopy, a heavy duty and robust modular frame, lockable pump cupboard and safety interlocks to ensure operator well-being during use.

NYSERDA announces $3.5 million funding opportunity to connect renewables to electric grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced $3.5 million in funding available for the private sector with solutions to make it easier, less costly, and less time-consuming to connect renewable resources — such as wind and solar power — to the electric grid. This funding is part of a $140 million total

Poseidon Systems introduces Trident sensor product line China’s wind power market

The three sensor products include the Trident QW3100, the Trident DM4500, and the Trident AP2200.

Special sensors detect faults and fault precursors on electric power lines

Sentient line sensors are often integrated with the utility’s SCADA or DMS, and used to augment existing outage management and restoration processes. By placing MM3s strategically at primary switching points, the sensors will provide benefits including easier and quicker identification of fault locations that result in shorter outage durations.

Clarkson University Professor develops a mobile wind-energy app

Clarkson University Professor Ken Visser decided a business might be the way to get more people to learn about wind energy and how it can work for them. So, he created a mobile wind energy application, WindApp, and started a company, Energy Research Applications, with the help of the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson.

Gamesa completes installation of its turbine-boosting Energy Thrust program at 28 wind farms

Gamesa has concluded implementation of its Energy Thrust program for a French utility at 28 wind farms located in Spain, Portugal, France, and Poland. This upgrade suite, which boosts average turbine output by up to 5%, has been installed in Gamesa-made turbines from its 850-kW and 2-MW platforms with total capacity of 872 MW. Energy Thrust

GE to provide 5-MW converters to support China’s offshore wind market

Driven by energy security, decarburization and industrial benefit, the Chinese government has set up an ambitious plan to achieve 30-GW installations by 2020 in the offshore wind industry. China’s offshore industry has seen robust growth over the past few years. GE’s Power Conversion business, a sub-business of GE Energy Connections, is set to provide its proven

California and Mexico grid operators collaborate to optimize reliable & renewable power

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) and El Centro Nacional de Control de Energía (CENACE) have entered into a cooperation agreement to support CENACE’s clean-energy market. The Mexican electric system operator has agreed to explore participation of its Baja California Norte grid in the real-time market. CENACE and the ISO will begin a benefits’ assessment and enter

Machinery Guard is plug & play

The developer of Machinery Guard says no previous experience or training is required to install the device. The Machinery Guard MGR-TX  is a wireless 4/8 channel unit with features for a condition based monitoring system. Each channel has an accelerometer input, alarm, and voltage output, and 4 to 20 mA analog outputs. Temperature and tachometer

A wind energy update from AWEA’s CEO, Tom Kiernan

“What a difference a year makes.” That was the first comment from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), during his opening presentation at the organization’s recent Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference in New York. Last year at this time, uncertainty was the word typically used to describe the wind industry.