Operations & Maintenance

  • When offshore warranties expire

    At the time of installation, most wind farms are covered with up to a five-year warranty and maintenance contract. But once this warranty period is over, when real maintenance is necessary, will operators be able to sustain the costs and will there be...

  • SgurrEnergy invests in control engineering technology

    SgurrEnergy has invested in a control engineering technology business specialising in the development and provision of advanced control systems for wind and tidal turbines.

  • US to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants.

  • Centre to test components, substructures

    Denmark’s Lindoe Offshore Renewables Centre (LORC) is set to establish a centre to test components and substructures for the offshore wind industry.

  • IPO planned for NextEra Energy Partners

    NextEra Energy has announced that its limited partnership, NextEra Energy Partners (NEP), has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Pulse delivers fatigue monitoring system for offshore wind farm

    Pulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has completed a subsea integrity monitoring project on behalf of DONG Energy at the Gunfleet Sands wind farm in the UK sector of the Southern North Sea.

  • Karim Fahssis, CEO, MeteoPole

    Fahssis tells Wind Energy Update why their technology is a breakthrough for the industry and which project developers are using it.

  • New guide studies how birds interact with wind farms

    The Scottish Windfarm Bird Steering Group has worked on a guide, featuring information about how birds interact with wind farms.

  • Juhl Energy expands wind portfolio

    Juhl Energy recently reached a definitive agreement to acquire two operating wind farms in Iowa.

  • Investors look to combine PV and wind assets

    Institutional investors are increasingly looking for diversified renewable energy portfolios that combine wind and solar. We review the trends and the potential impact on the wind power sector’s growth prospects.

  • EDP Renewables signs two PPAs

    Wind energy producer EDP Renewables has signed two power purchase agreements to sell the renewable energy produced from a 150 MW wind farm project located in the state of Texas.

  • UK secures £45bn for electricity infrastructure

    The United Kingdom has secured more than £45bn of investment in electricity infrastructure since 2010, according to the Department of Energy & Climate Change’ Energy Investment Report April 2014.

  • TradeWind Energy buys 150MW Osage project

    Renewables investment group NTR has shared that its US wind company, Wind Capital Group, has completed a transaction with TradeWind Energy for the sale of its 150MW Osage wind farm in Oklahoma in the United States.

  • Ruling goes against MT Højgaard, hits financials

    MT Højgaard has been found responsible in an old offshore case, and the entity will now seek permission to appeal the ruling to The Court of Appeal.

  • Twelve states provide 80% of US wind-generated electricity

    Texas was again the top wind power state with nearly 36 million MWh of electricity.

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