Business Network for Offshore Wind selects Vitamin as agency of record

Following a competitive RFP process, Vitamin has been selected as agency of record (AOR) for the Business Network for Offshore Wind. As the only non-profit organization in the United States solely focused on the creation of an offshore wind industry, the Network’s aim is to have a strong U.S. offshore wind supply chain that has a leading role in

MGE proposes its largest wind farm to date: the 66-MW Saratoga project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced a proposal to construct, own, and operate its largest wind farm to date, advancing the company’s commitment to increasing cleaner energy and to further reducing carbon dioxide emissions under its Energy 2030 framework. The proposed 66-MW Saratoga wind farm would consist of 33 turbines, about 200 miles west of

Boralex closes $33.4 million financing for the Port Ryerse wind farm

Boralex Inc. announced the closing of a $33.4 million financing for the Port Ryerse wind farm in Ontario, Canada. ​The 10-MW project was commissioned in December 2016. It is located on privately owned lands east of the hamlet of Port Ryerse in Norfolk County, and consists of four Siemens SWT 3.0 113 wind turbines. Long-term

Hi-Line intros new arc-tested sun brim for hardhats

Hi-Line Utility Supply, a provider of tools, equipment, and services for the electrical industry, introduces its new SNAP BRIM — an arc-tested, weather-protection sun brim. SNAP BRIM is expertly designed by a former Workplace Health and Safety Equipment Specialist with over 30 years of experience. It is durable and lightweight, and comes as an easy-to-use, single-piece hardhat attachment

New cordless torque multiplier pairs 160 times more torque with accurate fastening data

Power-tool innovator, Ingersoll Rand, introduces the new QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier – a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications and torque-critical joints. Built upon the QX Series platform, the Ingersoll Rand Cordless Torque Multiplier achieves up to 1,475-ft. pounds of torque, and employs advanced technology, communication, and control features to ensure accurate, repeatable bolting.

RES awarded storage project for National Wind Technology Center

Renewable Energy Systems’ (RES) RESolve energy storage system has been selected for the 1-MW/1-MWh energy storage test project at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC). RES is a technology-agnostic integrator that performs the engineering, procurement, and construction. The company also offers long-term performance wraps. RESolve is an advanced energy response system.

Iberdrola Renewables announces wind-power agreement with California utility

Iberdrola Renewables announced a 15-year contract to supply Southern California Edison (SCE), an Edison International company, with renewable energy from the planned Tule Wind Power Project in the McCain Valley of eastern San Diego County. SCE will purchase the entire output of the 132-MW wind farm, when the project is expected to be completed in late

Safely managing electrical power assets at wind farms

By Kerry Heid, President & CEO Shermco Industries This article is part of Windpower Engineering & Development’s February 2017 issue. A complete digital version of the issue is here. A few years ago, the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA — an organization that offers standards and accreditation of third-party electrical testing) conducted a study that showed 23%

Michigan & Utah researchers work to better stabilize batteries for storage

Editor’s note: Research from Universities of Utah and of Michigan predict a better future for a type of battery for grid storage called a redox-flow battery. The two universities have teamed up and developed an energy-storage molecule that is proving much more stable than other battery options. This news comes from the U-Michigan News. An

Senvion signs wind order for over 300 MW in Australia

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for two wind farms: the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. Both wind farms will see the introduction of the