O&M

Wind farm developer Iberdrola announced yesterday that it is launching a Startup Challenge to find innovative and competitive solutions that will help improve monitoring systems on wind farms. Monitoring systems for wind turbines extend the life of the wind farms, as these systems collect data that make it possible for better operations and maintenance (O&M)...
Asset Management

As the UK’s National Grid approaches its centenary, it has just achieved its first two consecutive months without burning any coal. Indeed, the shift away from fossil fuels is revolutionizing our energy systems from top to bottom, bringing a huge requirement for innovation to the renewable energy sector. Initially, most of the interventions were piecemeal – installing...
Solar

Funds will also contribute to automated data analysis Germany-based aerial data analytics company, DroneBase, announced it has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding, expanding its renewable energy services with its new platform DroneBase Insights for Wind and Solar. New investors Valor Equity Partners and Razi Ventures joined Union Square Ventures (USV), Upfront Ventures, Hearst...
Wind Power

A university-developed virtual reality (VR) game could help save the lives of wind turbine technicians who are at risk of fatal accidents or serious injury without regular refresher training. The game, created by third-year students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), comes on the back of an award-winning study from the University’s BEAM Centre. The study...
Storage

Clean energy, like most industries across the globe, has faced an enormous test in resilience over the past few months. With the onset of the pandemic and the devastating effects it has had on the renewable energy industry, we’ve learned that risk can catapult to new and unexpected levels.  Risk will always exist in business....
O&M

American Municipal Power Inc. (AMP) President and CEO Jolene Thompson was installed as the new chair of the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors during the APPA’s Public Power Connect Virtual Summit & Business meeting June 8-10. Thompson has been active with APPA for more than two decades. In addition to her role...
Storage

FERC Order 1000 opened higher voltage (345 kV and above) for competitive transmission. But not many projects in PJM’s expansion plan are of higher voltage. For renewable energy developers to benefit from storage as a transmission asset, the industry needs competition for lower voltage projects in PJM, and other FERC administered RTOs. Independent storage developers...
O&M

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a 30-year contract to provide operation and maintenance services for the 226MW Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia. The project features Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7MW with a 144-meter rotor, generating enough electricity to meet the demands of 420,000 Victorian households. Siemens Gamesa is the...
O&M

The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has signed an implementation agreement with Xcel Energy – Colorado, paving the way for the company’s participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) in 2022. The agreement also provides participation for other Joint Dispatch Agreement (JDA) members: Black Hills Energy Colorado Electric, Colorado Springs Utilities and Platte River...