Apr 11, 2018
Nov 22, 2017
Larger, higher efficiency turbines and the “clustering” of project resources are driving down offshore wind maintenance costs as they become increasingly important in project valuations, Tom Harries, Wind Energy Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), said.
Nov 8, 2017
Grid operator ERCOT plans to roll-out intra-hour wind forecasting based on improved modelling while new research predicts a shift towards probabilistic forecasts could generate further gains, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Oct 25, 2017
Supply chain and services innovations are set to slash operational expenditure (opex) with the greatest impact expected in projects in deeper waters further offshore, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Oct 25, 2017
E.ON has used falling battery prices and supply chain learnings to lower the cost of its Texas Waves projects as market-driven applications spur storage sector growth, Mark Frigo, E.ON Vice President, Head of Energy Storage, North America, told New Energy Update.
Oct 4, 2017
MidAmerican Energy Company is combining analytics systems with new weather and grid forecasting tools to increase the value of its growing wind portfolio in the competitive power markets, project partners said during a New Energy Update webinar on September 27.
Sep 20, 2017
Growing wholesale market exposure and rising flexibility requirements have led some wind operators to develop profit-sharing operations and maintenance (O&M) arrangements which maximize market revenues.
Aug 16, 2017
Cost-effective transformer, cabling and system isolation solutions must be developed to accommodate rising wind turbine capacities and minimize plant downtimes, industry executives told New Energy Update.
Jul 12, 2017
Coordinated turbine yaw adjustments based on advanced data analytics could increase annual energy production by several percentage points, initial findings from a joint government-industry research project show.
Jun 28, 2017
The U.S. wind industry must invest in innovative logistics and installation solutions to control costs associated with rising turbine dimensions and maximize deployment potential, industry experts told Wind Energy Update.