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Aug 4, 2015
New detailed evidence of increasing load factors for UK offshore windfarms is great news for the future of the industry, Ian Pritchard, Energy Asset Portfolio Manager at the UK Crown Estate told Wind Energy Update.
Jul 15, 2015
Leading wind data analysts Sciemus Wind will join RWE Innogy, a major European utility in innovative data-centric asset management, in a free webinar on July 28 at 14:00 BST (13:00 UTC) where they will provide insights on how to intelligently inform the day-to-day management of a utility’s onshore assets in the field by effectively using Big Data.
Jul 6, 2015
Manufacturing costs for Mono Bucket foundations are around 10-15% below the costs for monopile systems and installation costs around 30-50% lower, Lorry Wagner, President of Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), told Wind Energy Update.
Jul 6, 2015
Energy storage solutions such as pumped hydro provide wind farm developers with the means to cut output wastage during off-peak periods, Dave Holmes, Managing Director of UK’s Quarry Battery Company, said.
Jul 5, 2015
An investment of only Eur10,000 ($11,100) in data-driven preventive maintenance systems can help prevent the failure of crucial components such as the gearbox, which can cost Eur300,000 to replace, Mario Giagnotti, O&M Manager at BKW Italia, told Wind Energy Update.
Jun 5, 2015
The growing size of offshore wind farms provides greater scope for data optimisation during Operations and Maintenance, while software solutions can also help mitigate risk during the development phase, Marcus Ihle, Senior Consultant at Outsmart, said.
Jun 3, 2015
Higher efficiency from preventative and predictive maintenance can significantly lower O&M costs, Larry Freeman, EDF’s Business Development Manager- Asset Administration, said.
May 29, 2015
Monopiles will be Europe’s dominant offshore wind foundation for the next five years despite increasing turbine capacity, Tim Fischer, Head of Wind at German consultancy Ramboll, said.
May 19, 2015
Wind O&M prices have fallen by an estimated 20-30% in the last five years on increased competition and providers must develop innovative offerings as operators seek further savings, Peter Wells CEO of Upwind Solutions, an Independent Service Provider, said.
May 12, 2015
China’s $62 billion new Silk Road Infrastructure Fund made its first energy investment in April, paving the way for further support for exporters in China’s crowded domestic wind market.
May 11, 2015
Construction work for Kentish Flats Extension starts; Offshore cable project Ostwind 1 moves ahead; MidAmerican Energy budgets $900m for wind power
May 11, 2015
Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities' investment in energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told Wind Energy Update.
Apr 27, 2015
Siemens hands over North Sea grid connection to TenneT; Fugro wraps up a major seabed investigation campaign; A2SEA finalises contract for Burbo Bank Extension