wind farm

Webinar: Wind project site evaluations and their impact on development and longer-term asset management

This webinar was recorded on August 26, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch this webinar on demand. Site evaluations at potential wind farm sites are essential for good estimates of annual wind speeds there. Preliminary wind data increases the profitability and reliability of the wind farm because it allows selecting a turbine technology


Webinar: New Ideas for Repairing Gearboxes and Generators

Webinar was recorded on July 24, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand.  Wind-turbine-gearbox and generator failures have been a challenge to the wind industry for years, but engineers at companies that design, refurbish, and study them say they have a handle on the real causes of the failures and how to repair


Webinar: Following the Wind Turbine Condition-Monitoring Circle

Live webinar is Tuesday, July 22 at 2 PM Eastern. Data from a Condition Monitoring System (CMS) in a wind turbine travels to the analyst, then to purchasing and O&M, who then sends it back to the wind turbine with a technician who will perform some action. You can see that CMS data affects many


Webinar: Wind Drivetrain Bearing Reliability

Live webinar was April 29, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand.  The bearings in a wind turbine drivetrain are the critical mechanical components whose failure most frequently causes costly downtime and repairs. Knowing the most common bearing failures is critical to successful wind plant operation. Understanding why wind turbine bearings fail will


Webinar: Planning for Substation Maintenance and Reliability

Live webinar was April 24, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand.   It can be difficult to determine exactly what is needed to properly plan preventative and routine substation maintenance. Owners and contractors must work together to ensure a successful outage period during maintenance. Properly planning substation maintenance is key in reducing


Webinar: Compliance and safety in confined spaces for the windpower industry

Live webinar was March 26, 2014. To watch on demand, fill out the form below.  Windpower technicians encounter confined spaces every day. At work, technicians are sometimes required to use chemicals or special equipment in small areas that could prove hazardous. How do you ensure safety when air or space is limited? In this webinar,


Webinar: Understanding the Root Causes of Axial Cracking in Wind Turbine Gearbox Bearings

Live webinar date was December 3, 2013. Watch the webinar on-demand by filling out the form below. Modern wind turbines are an important piece of our energy mix.  Unfortunately, gearbox life issues have impacted their financial payback.  Axial cracks in bearing raceways have become the major cause of premature gearbox failures in the latest generation of wind


Webinar: Improving Efficiency – Wind Forecasting and Assessment

Live webinar date was December 5, 2013. Watch the webinar on-demand by filling out the form below. As more wind energy is added to the grid, the inclusion of a weather measurement system to a wind farm is critical to ensure it meets financial and performance expectations. The data collected through the use of wind


Webinar: How to Reduce Expenses With Uptower Gearbox Repair

The date of the live webinar was November 21, 2013. Watch the webinar on-demand by filling out the form below. At a potential cost of $250,000 to $300,000 or more for a down-tower project, the repair of a wind turbine gearbox is one of the most costly expenses wind farm owners and operators face. Now,

wind safety at height webinar

Webinar: New Thinking and Tested Ideas for Working Safely at Height

Live webinar was Oct. 24, 2013. Watch the webinar on-demand by filling out the form below. Safety is more than a safety equipment. It must include a frame of mind for those who work at height, especially in the wind industry where “height” means up to 100 meters above the ground. Two aspects of safety