Budgeting for wind-farm O&M

Editor’s note: This article comes from EDF Renewable Services O&M Insights. It is authored by Jeanay Langer, O&M Sales & Marketing Proposal Coordinator with EDF Renewable Services, and Valerie Mason, Communications Manager with EDF Renewable Energy. Budgeting for O&M. Not the most exciting task, but necessary for a business to not only succeed, but to thrive.

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”

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

Powerblanket offers warmers for welding, cutting, and other gas cylinders

Powerblanket says it now offers gas cylinder warmers in a range of sizes to maximize performance of a wide range of gas tank.

New model FCR Relay Class, Revenue Grade Split-Core Current Transformer from FLEX-CORE

The company is a provider of transformers, transducers, switches, relays, signal conditioners/converters, meters, and accessories.

3M partners with Camp Six Labs for use of drones for wind-turbine O&M

To reduce wind-turbine downtime that can affect annual energy production (AEP), 3M recently announced an agreement with Camp Six Labs, a provider of drone-based infrastructure maintenance. It will apply 3M products to wind-turbine blades using the soon-to-be developed Camp Six robotic applicators. The strategic collaboration will help wind-turbine owners achieve optimal performance and return on

Antaira Technologies offers new media converter

Antaira Technologies, a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices and communication solutions for harsh environment applications, announced the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the IMP-C1000-SFP series. The IMP-C1000- SFP series is a compact IP30 rated gigabit Ethernet-to-fiber media converter featuring a 10/100/1000Tx Ethernet port that supports IEEE 802.3at high