UpWind Solutions announced that it has signed a multi-site service contract with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Co. and PacifiCorp. The agreement is to provide maintenance services for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 S & SLE turbines across 15 sites located in Iowa, Wyoming, and Oregon. “MidAmerican Energy continues to expand our…
UpWind Solutions to install clever before-the-hub wind speed instrument on North American wind turbines
UpWind Solutions Inc., an independent full service provider for the North American wind industry, and ROMO Wind, a Danish-Swiss wind turbine optimizer, have recently entered into a strategic relationship. With the partnership, ROMO Wind’s patented iSpin technology, which measures the wind in front of the rotor, will be available for customers in the USA, Canada…
UpWind Solutions and ROMO Wind start strategic partnership for American market
UpWind Solutions, an independent full-service provider for the wind industry, and ROMO Wind, a Danish-Swiss wind-turbine optimizer, have recently entered into a strategic relationship. With the partnership, ROMO Wind’s patented iSpin technology, which measures the wind in front of the rotor, will be available for customers in the USA, Canada, and Mexico for the first…
Webinar: The Value of SCADA Infrastructure Virtualization on Wind Farms
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 requirements from the security sector. In order to meet…
Wind Turbine Performance Boosting with Custom Vortex Generator Solutions
UpWind Solutions partnered with SMART BLADE GmbH to study the design and installation process of custom Vortex Generator (VG) solutions and determined the impact on Annual Energy Production (AEP). After completing a three month performance analysis on WTGs compared to control turbines, there is clear data that supports the value of custom VGs and installation…
UpWind Solutions Celebrating Gearbox Inspection No. 3,000 – Industry milestone completed
UpWind Solutions recently completed an industry milestone – the 3,000th wind turbine gearbox inspection. Get free advice for your assets in this video. For more information and a free download, visit Upwind Solutions.
Wind asset management firm opens parts and tooling center
Shorter lead times and lower costs in keeping with company strategy to deliver a higher standard of service and a lower cost per KWh for customers.
New operating officer at UpWind
Wind asset management services firm UpWind Solutions Inc. has a new chief operating officer. Peter Wells will be responsible for business operations at the Oregon-based company, tasked with the development and growth of new business units such as the recently acquired Blade Services division, Major Maintenance Services, and Spare Parts.
A technician’s work is never done
Since it began commercial operation in 2002, Whitewater Hill Wind Farm in North Palm Springs, CA has helped supply 12,000 homes with clean power, displacing 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide (producing about 165 GWh annually). To help keep the 66-MW wind farm running properly, Whitewater Hill Wind Partners has awarded UpWind Solutions, Inc. a 5-year operations and maintenance agreement for post-warranty O&M services.
Asset management meets blade service
An Oregon-based wind asset-management firm has acquired the assets associated with a blade services business.