EDF Renewable Services wins remote-monitoring contract with ALLETE Clean Energy

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), a provider of renewable O&M services in North America, has entered into a contract with ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE), to provide 24/7/365 remote-monitoring and turbine resets for five of its wind projects located in Oregon, Iowa, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. The projects include: Condon (49.8 MW) in Oregon, Storm Lake I (108

DNV GL’s new software helps reduce turbine development time and costs

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, recently unveiled new software for turbines and wind farms. The Turbine.Architect tool helps to reduce the product development time and costs of wind turbines by using integrated algorithms based on decades of design experience. The Turbine.Architect software enables engineers and component developers to quickly assess

Evaluating wind-turbine generators through electrical signature analysis

By Howard W Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP President | MotorDoc LLC Properly assessing an operating turbine’s electrical and mechanical systems is no easy task. An electrical signature analysis or ESA is independent of load or speed, so the test is often applied to analyze generators and electric equipment. Still, a challenge is to ensure loading stays constant

SgurrEnergy obtains MEASNET membership for wind turbine power-performance assessment

Having successfully completed a seven-point assessment program, renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, a Wood Group company, is now part of the MEASNET Power Performance Expert Group. This group organizes and performs inter-comparison tests to achieve a unified understanding of the IEC 61400-12-1 standard. It also facilitates continuous exchange between experts in the field of wind turbine

Moventas’ Exceed gearbox testing surpassed expectations

Moventas has set a new performance standard in the onshore 3-MW turbine gearbox class. Testing and verification procedures of the first prototypes of an Exceed high-torque platform gearbox have been completed, and the results are even better than estimated. Launched in August 2014, the Exceed  is a 3 MW and up product platform with the

DONG Energy and ESG complete largest-ever testing of offshore wind-turbine piles

DONG Energy and ESG have just completed one of the most comprehensive pile-testing campaigns ever. Initial results show great cost reduction potential for the offshore wind industry. The two wind companies have tested 28 piles on two different onshore sites to assist the development of new design methods for offshore wind farms. The testing has

Vibration analysis on iPhone

GTI Predictive Technology is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its first iPhone application, VibeRMS. It is a universal application, so users that already own VibeRMS for iPad have free access to the iPhone app via the App Store. VibeRMS, a vibration analysis software, is available on the iPhone 5 or later (includes 5, 5c, 5s,

Ammonit delivers wind lidars to Central European wind energy market

Recently, Ammonit Measurements GmbH successfully delivered a batch of ZephIR 300 wind lidars to clients across Central Europe for wind measurements in a range of onshore wind energy applications. All systems are now deployed and operating at the high levels of performance as expected from ZephIR 300, delivering remote wind profiling across a range of

Vestas honored for using big data to optimize wind-turbine performance

By using big data Vestas is able to foresee when turbine components are malfunctioning and need maintenance − before they actually do. This was one of the reasons Vestas won Deloitte’s Big Data Award last week at Deloitte’s Information Management Conference, IM2015, in Copenhagen. Vestas uses smart data to optimize maintenance of wind farms all over

Hawkeye V2 Video Borescopes add annotation feature and a brighter light source

Users of Hawkeye V2 Video Borescopes now have the ability to add notations to the still images and video footage captured during inspections. Using the V2’s new Annotation Feature, inspection images can document not only the date of an inspection, but the inspector’s notes as well. “This function will be key to those who are