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Multi-Strand Aluminum Cable Launches For Down-Tower Wind Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

Southwire, a Georgia-based wire and cable producer, has launched a new multi-strand aluminum cable particularly suited for down-tower wind turbine applications. According to the company, the cable is more flexible than similar aluminum cables, making it easier to install. Also [Read More]

Renewables-Focused DONG Energy Finds Buyer For O&G Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

Last year, Denmark-based energy group DONG Energy announced its intention to stray away from its oil and gas (O&G) business and focus more on renewable energy. Now, the company has found a buyer for its upstream O&G unit. DONG Energy [Read More]

Merged Firms Officially Establish ArcVera Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The combined company of V-Bar LLC and Chinook Wind LLC has officially commenced operations as ArcVera Renewables. The two announced their agreement to merge on April 17. The Golden, Colo.-based company is now providing consulting and technical services for wind [Read More]

A Rundown Of AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

“Wind power has grown to be America’s largest source of renewable capacity because we’ve delivered on our promises,” remarked AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan at this week’s show in Anaheim, Calif.

PJM Capacity Auction Procures Half A Gigawatt Of Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

During its annual capacity auction, regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection recently procured 165,109 MW of resources for the period of June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. This included 504.3 MW of wind resources and 119 MW of solar resources. [Read More]

Kansas Regulators Deny Petition For Reconsideration Of Westar, Great Plains Merger

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2017

The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) has denied the petition for reconsideration filed jointly by Great Plains Energy Inc. and Westar Energy Inc. regarding the KCC’s April 19 order denying approval of Great Plains’ acquisition of Westar. Great Plains Energy and [Read More]

IRENA: Nearly 10 Million Employed In Renewables Sector In 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 24, 2017

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, [Read More]

GE Chosen To Provide Cybersecurity For Invenergy Fleet

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 24, 2017

GE Renewable Energy says it has inked a cybersecurity agreement with clean energy provider Invenergy not only to secure Invenergy’s wind turbine fleet, but also to secure a framework to add more turbines to its network in the future. According [Read More]

Senvion Introduces New Products To Enhance Turbine Performance

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 24, 2017

Senvion has announced new after-sales service products for the North American market: the Senvion Rotor Blade Ice Detection System and Turbine Control Upgrades with its features Dynamic Yaw and Smart Turbine Start. According to the company, all products are based on [Read More]

Trump’s Proposed Budget Shrinks EPA, DOE Funding

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has released his fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which includes cuts to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unsurprisingly, many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups are speaking out in response to [Read More]