Wind Turbine Monitoring News

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

  • Fortum to Start Building the Ånstadblåheia Wind Farm in Norway

    Fortum is launching construction of the Ånstadblåheia wind farm in Norway. The construction will begin with ground works in March, and the wind farm is expected to start production in 2018. Fortum announced the acquisition of three wind projects on 8 November 2016 and 5 January 2017. Fortum has decided to purchase 14 wind turbines from Vestas for the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Opens Grid Control Center of the Future With Research and Scientific Partners

    As part of the DynaGridCenter research project co-funded by the German BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy), Siemens and its research and scientific partners have opened a dynamic grid control center at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, that is the first of its kind in the world. The project involved setting up an IT link between the grid control center and a grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • Kingspan Small Wind at Tokyo’s Wind Expo 2017

    We’re delighted to say we’re heading to Japan, joining our KingsAsia Inc distributor colleagues at Wind Expo 2017 in Tokyo.  We will also be supporting our other distributors Aiken Denko Inc and Asahi Technology Co. Ltd We’ll be there to talk about our world-leading KW3 and KW6 small ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Gamesa to supply the turbines for Indonesia`s first wind farm

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi - a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings- for the supply of 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market1. This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa as it marks the first ...


    By Gamesa

  • Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm: Bullfrog Power and OCEC announce commissioning of Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm

    Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) are announcing the commissioning of Ontario’s first community-owned wind farm. Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm consists of 10 turbines located in Oxford County, southwestern Ontario. The project’s success involved ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • Advanced turbine control, yaw adjustments offer yield gains of up to 8%

    A data-led performance optimization plan can boost average wind generation by between 3% and 8% and some sites can achieve further gains through forestry restructuring, Aaron Culver, Measurement & Analysis Team Leader at renewable energy consultancy SgurrEnergy, said. Yaw realignment can boost energy yield by as much as 3%.  Growing expertise in windfarm performance and data analytics is ...

  • The number of turbines installed by Gamesa in Brazil reaches the 1,000 mark

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy and the number-two turbine OEM in Brazil according to the MAKE Consultancy ranking has achieved a new milestone, having installed 1,000 wind turbines since it entered this market six years ago. These turbines, which imply total installed capacity of 2 GW, are sufficient to cover the electricity demands of a city the size of Munich (Germany), ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gas Turbine Owners Will Spend $313 Billion for Equipment, Repairs and

    Gas turbine owners will spend $87 billion for new plants and $226 billion for service and repair in 2017. This is the latest forecast in  ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • UK Small Scale Wind Incentives to Continue with Feed in Tariff

    Following a recent announcement from the UK Government that the Renewable Obligation for Onshore Wind will close at the end of March 2017, we would like to highlight that the closure of the Renewable Obligation is not the same scheme as the Feed in Tariff which will continue for Small & Medium Scale Wind Turbines. The Feed in Tariff scheme has been very successful and despite a reduction in ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • New product milestone: Gamesa contracted to supply its largest turbines in China

    Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW1, the company's largest turbine. The agreement reached with the renewable energy subsidiary of Sinohydro, one of China's largest manufacturing groups, also constitutes the début order for the supply of turbines from the 5-MW platform in Asia, specifically ...


    By Gamesa

  • PJM monitor recommends capacity market changes

    The PJM Interconnection’s independent market monitor says in a new report that PJM’s wholesale energy, capacity and regulation markets produced competitive results through the first nine months of 2016, but recommended new changes to enhance competitiveness and efficiency. The report, released by PJM’s Independent Market Monitor Monitoring Analytics, found that energy market ...

  • One of the World`s Largest Wind Farms Counts on Lufft VENTUS Wind Sensor

    296 turbines of the AES Corporation are located by Buffalo Gap, Texas, US. With a capacity of 524 MW it's the world's seventh largest wind farm to-date. The article link below provides a summary of how Performance Engineer at AES, Tristan Lee, was able to optimize the performance of its aging fleet using latest in technology, that includes the Lufft Ventus ...

  • Visit Marlec at METS 2016

    METS is the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. Visit Marlec at stand 03.231 and discover our highly recomended wind turbines, solar panels and unique systems that are popular world wide. Please feel free to visit our stand and speak to Teresa or David who are highly experienced ...

  • Gamesa Finalizes Development Of Off-grid System Prototype

    November 10, 2016 -- Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its off-grid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for energy storage at the company's prototype in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Don’t throw caution to the wind with offshore turbine maintenance

    The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive. And the sector is about to receive another boost, now that the focus on and investment in floating wind turbines is reaching fruition. This incredible feat of engineering has the potential to totally reshape offshore renewables, allowing for greater ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Gamesa to supply 304 MW at five wind farms in India

    The company has been contracted install a total of 152 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India Gamesa continues to make further inroads into the Indian market, where the company is the number-one OEM, having commanded the leadership spot for three years in a row. Specifically, Gamesa has ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa completes the installation of its turbine production-boosting Energy Thrust programme at 28 wind farms (872 MW)

    In addition, he company has renewed its operations and maintenance service agreement covering 286 turbines at several facilities in Spain and Portugal. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has concluded implementation of its Energy Thrust programme for a French utility at 28 wind farms located in Spain, Portugal, France and Poland. This ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa concludes installation of the prototypes for the new G126-2.5 MW and G132-3.3 MW turbines

    Gamesa has completed installation at the Alaiz R&D facility (Navarra) of the prototypes of its newest turbine models: the G126-2.5 MW and the G132-3.3 MW. The G126-2.5 MW turbine is already producing power, while the G132-3.3 MW will start to do so in the coming days. Once up and running, the next step will be the intensive work required to have both models certified, a ...


    By Gamesa

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