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Ingeteam Wins DNV GL Approval At Wind Converter Plant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

Ingeteam, a global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in northern Spain. The DNV GL approval certifies that a workshop operates with approved production facilities, [Read More]

Bachmann Introduces Grid Measurement, Monitoring Module For Wind Plants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

Bachmann electronic GmbH is rolling out its new GMP232 grid measurement and monitoring module for wind power plants. Integrated with a programmable logic controller (PLC), the module is suited for electrical, three-phase networks. This latest generation of the GMP232 offers [Read More]

DNV GL’s ‘Twisties’ Joint Industry Project To Boost Offshore Wind Logistics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project (JIP) to develop a recommended practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitization of wind project cargo. The company defines “Twisties” as a modular project-cargo transport frame system [Read More]

Work Kicks Off On LM Wind Power’s Newest Blade Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

LM Wind Power, a designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, has commenced work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. Headed by French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a foundation stone ceremony was conducted at the construction [Read More]

Deal Signed For Altamont Pass Repowered Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Salka LLC, a San Diego-based renewable energy company, has signed a purchase and sale agreement for the Summit Wind Project, a 55 MW wind farm under development in the east San Francisco Bay area. The agreement was signed with Castlelake [Read More]

Senvion Notches First Irish Wind Deal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Marking its first contract in Ireland, German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a deal with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR’s wind investment fund. Under the contract, Senvion will supply five MM82 turbines for the Teevurcher wind [Read More]

Xcel Energy Announces Big Wind Plans For Upper Midwest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has rolled out a proposal to add seven wind farms in the Upper Midwest. Totaling 1,500 MW of wind energy and increasing the utility’s Upper Midwest wind fleet by 60%, the projects would be situated in Minnesota, North [Read More]

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

Wind Turbine Goes Down In Snowy Rhode Island

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Strong winds accompanying the snowstorm pummeling the Northeast took down a wind turbine in Narragansett, R.I., today. According to a post on the Narragansett Emergency Management Agency’s Twitter page, the turbine fell in Point Judith during some pretty intense winds: [Read More]

Citing ‘Difficult Environment,’ Senvion To Cut 780 Jobs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has presented what it calls an “extensive program for the future,” an initiative that will lead to a reduction of approximately 780 jobs. According to Senvion, the initiative will identify excess costs across the entire [Read More]