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.
Offshore wind O&M initiative entails a diverse range of activities, and the industry acknowledges a need to look at everything minutely. It is even suggested that a long term operations and maintenance strategy should start at the time of a project’s...
On a mission to be the first fossil fuel free country in 2050, Denmark has a goal of 50 percent renewables in electricity in 2020. New numbers from the wind sector indicate this goal is on track. Can others in the EU follow suit?
Over 14GW of projects from across Europe represented by Owner-Operators at the conference, the two day summit has attracted some of the biggest names as well as companies to discuss upgrading O&M strategy, debating service quality and innovation and...
The offshore wind industry would not have been possible before the information age. Enabling live decision making over the vast distances of far offshore wind farms in real time is essential, and the industry’s big challenge.
James Bezner, President of Broadwind Services, recently took some time to discuss how data analytics is impacting the O&M market, and how wind farm operators can benefit from performance-driven big data.
Houston, Texas-based ABS Group has been contracted by the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to support the development of inspection procedures for offshore wind farms.
Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta caught up with Dan Shreve, Partner, MAKE Consulting, to assess how companies are going about their construction and O&M-related initiatives within an environment of regulatory uncertainty.
Grease Thief is currently monitoring over 1,000 turbines at more than 80 wind farms. Rich Wurzbach, president of MRG Labs and inventor of the Grease Thief, recently took some time to update us on the progress of Grease Thief.
A study by investment bank Kepler Chevreux calculates that $100bn invested in onshore wind to power electric vehicles, would actually produce more energy per dollar invested than $100bn invested in oil to power gasoline vehicles.