DOE Announces New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

U.S. Secretary of Energy and U.S. Secretary of the Interior today announced the publication of a collaborative strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of offshore wind energy in the United States, the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the Development of the Offshore Wind Industry in the United States.

Canada Can Integrate Large Amounts Of Wind Energy

Canada can get more than one-third of its electricity from wind energy without compromising grid reliability – and at the same time realize economic and environmental benefits, says a long-anticipated wind integration study issued by the Canadian Wind Energy Association.

Duke Energy Renewables Completes The Final Los Vientos Wind Project In Texas

The 426th turbine of the Los Vientos wind power projects is now spinning and serving customers near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas. It marks the completion of Los Vientos IV, the last of the five area projects to begin operation. Duke Energy Renewables has installed more than 1,500 MW of wind energy in Texas, more than double its owned wind capacity in other states combined.

Gaining A Key To Offshore Wind Substation Reliability

Being responsible for power transformation and transmission, offshore wind substations represent a strategic object in the offshore wind power generation system. Thus, ensuring their reliability and safety constitutes one of the priority tasks for the offshore wind industry.

Solutions for Offshore Wind O&M

Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance (O&M) expenditures make up almost a quarter of the total lifetime costs of an offshore wind farm, which is higher than for similar onshore installations.

RNRG’s CMS system TurbinePhD installed at Grant County Wind Farm

Renewable NRG Systems has completed the site-wide installation of its “TurbinePhD” condition monitoring system at the 21 MW Grant County Wind Farm in Minnesota. Originally constructed in 2010 and owned by Aspenall Energies, the project is composed of ten 2.1MW Suzlon S88 wind turbines.