Posts Tagged ‘Turbines’

Weatherwatch: wind turbines in the sun, slow but steady

How did Britain’s wind power stand up to the record-breaking hot summer of 2018? Researchers look back over 38 years Hot summers are often accompanied by calmer skies and a dip in wind power generation. Back in 2008, wind power only made up 1.5% of the UK’s electricity mix, but today wind power provides around […]

EDF plan for tallest UK onshore wind turbines prompts outcry

Isle of Lewis residents protest against new windfarm plan to raise turbine height to 200m EDF Energy has said its plans for two major windfarms on the Isle of Lewis may need to reach heights normally the preserve of turbines at sea, prompting an outcry from local opponents. The French company’s renewables unit said it […]

Hutchinson plant lands contract in Iowa for 30 wind turbines

Siemens Gamesa announced Tuesday it had secured a contract for a 77 MW wind project with MidAmerican Energy in Iowa. View full post on Wind Power News

Rocky Mountain Power to spend $2 billion on wind farm turbines, upgrades

A transmission line, electrical collector system and a collector substation are proposed to be installed at the Cedar Springs Wind Project approximately 19 miles northeast of Glenrock, according to a public notice from RMP. The upgrades and additions are a part of RMP's Energy Vision 2020 Plan, a plan to add 1,100 megawatts of new […]

Siemens Gamesa Renewable ENERGYSiemens Gamesa to supply the turbines for Cepsa’s first ever wind farm

Siemens Gamesa, Spain's leading wind turbine OEM, continues to fortify its position in the country having secured a new order for the supply of the turbines for Cepsa's first ever wind farm, a project with which the Spanish energy player is diversifying its business into the renewables arena. The wind farm, which is being developed […]

South-west job bonanza from wind turbines

Portland engineering firm Keppel Prince expects to double its workforce from 100 to 200 workers later this year as the wind energy industry throughout Australia ramps up. Keppel Prince general manager Steve Garner said that as well as creating the 100 extra jobs at his firm, the upturn in the company's production would also generate […]

15 Deerfield Wind turbines go online

BANNER FILE PHOTOProtesters, including Annette Smith, executive director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, dressed as batwoman, greeted those arriving for a groundbreaking ceremony in September 2016 for the Deerfield Wind project in Readsboro and Searsburg. The 15-turbine project began operating on Friday. View full post on Wind Power News

Using wind turbines to maximize productivity, reduce costs

Wind turbines can achieve an online availability of about 98%, giving operators approximately one week in the year when planned maintenance can be completed. It is essential to use this time efficiently, concentrating on the most important issues, which can be identified using preventive maintenance techniques. View full post on Wind Power News

Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines

With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. View full post on Wind Power News

Vermont Sets New Noise Rules for Wind Turbines

How loud is too loud? Vermont's Public Utilities Commission has adopted new regulations that limit turbine noise levels during the day and at night. One expert said new technology will be needed to allow turbines to operate at full capacity and still meet the nighttime cap. View full post on Wind Power News