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Webinar: The Value of SCADA Infrastructure Virtualization on Wind Farms

Live webinar is December 11 at 11 AM Eastern.  Wind farm owners and operators are beginning to realize the need for managing the critical infrastructure of their wind projects. They are confronted with several challenges including expired OEM warranties, software vendors dropping support for their products that have reached end of life, and higher protection

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Webinar: Transient Wind Events and Their Effect on Drivetrain Loads

Live webinar is December 3 at 2 PM Eastern.  Although wind turbines have been around for decades, recent research has been focused on what occurs in wind turbines under abnormal wind conditions. It is understood anecdotally that high gusts and turbulent winds can add to the chance of breakdown of wind turbine equipment and lead

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Webinar – How the U.S. wind industry stacks up against Germany and China: A manufacturing and supply chain analysis

This webinar was recorded on November 12, 2014. Please fill out the form below to watch on demand.   2014 will be a good year for the wind industry with about 14,000 MW in construction and ready to join the 64,000 MW already working. Although the manufacturing foundation of the U.S. wind industry is in good

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Mitigating the Impact of Lightning on Wind Farms

Live webinar was recorded on October 28, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on-demand. Lightning strikes are costly on wind farms – in both blade repair or replacement and disruptions to the power output. Lightning observations can be used to advise field service teams when it is safe to be on the nacelle

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Webinar: Basics of the Power Inverter

This webinar was recorded on November 13, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. This webinar from PSI Repair Services will present the basics of power inverters. The presentation will discuss the purpose of inverters, how they work, and where they are used. Attendees will learn of the main components in power

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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