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Dec 6, 2017
As wind power competition mounts, asset partners are favoring production-based availability guarantees and bonus incentives to align interests and ensure long-term value, industry leaders said.
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.