WINDPOWER 2017 closes with an eye on 2020

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel

Siemens intros 2 MW, natural-gas powered generators

Siemens has launched a gas engine E-series with a power output of two megawatts.

Low-voltage switching and protection strategies for wind turbines

The electrical protection, control systems, and protection strategies that are so critical to keeping wind turbines running safely present conflicting requirements related to conversion efficiency, production continuity, and more.

ABB brings reliable electricity to remote communities using integrated microgrids

ABB’s MGS100 has been built to perform in extreme environments, and has the ability to transform lives and businesses for the better in places that struggle to access affordable and reliable electricity. The scalable system can be connected to multiple power sources to provide electricity for remote places that are not connected to the main grid.

WRISE award winners honored at WINDPOWER 2017

The winners of the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (formerly WoWE) Awards were announced at the annual luncheon held at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017 this week in California. The awards put the spotlight on professionals at the pinnacle of the industry and on the up-and-coming next generation of leaders. All three winners provide examples

Renewable energy employs 9.8 million people globally, says IRENA report

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors

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,

Edge Wind announces that NREL tests show conformal vortex generator increases production 22.2%

NREL reported a 22.2% increase in KWH production from the CVG and the Tab relative to a conventional leading edge taped blade along with a 20.9% increase for the CVG alone.

Xcel Energy CEO: Wind energy saves customers billions, maintains grid reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the

ABB strengthens commitment to Canada with new Innovation Center

ABB officially inaugurated its new $90 million state-of-the-art Canadian headquarters and Customer Innovation Center, which will serve 700 employees who were previously spread across six locations in Greater Montreal. Campus Montreal houses research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing for ABB’s energy value chain. “The new headquarters reaffirms ABB’s commitment to Canada as a growth market