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New innovation lab launched to drive innovation in US renewable energy

The Blue Energy Studio will engage entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and corporate partners, beginning with Ørsted, to test and iterate innovative solutions to critical challenges across the renewable energy value chain.

Equinor installing private LTE for improved communications at offshore wind farms

Yesterday, Nokia announced it has collaborated with systems integrator, NetNordic, to enter into a frame agreement with Equinor, one of the world’s leading producers of oil, gas and wind power, to deliver a private 4G and...

Fortum and Uniper team to manage operations of generating assets

Fortum and Uniper have finalized the first planning phase in three strategic cooperation areas: Nordic hydropower and physical trading optimization, wind and solar development, and hydrogen. Under the proposed plans, Fortum would lead the operations...

Should big utilities pay for their bad choices?

Originally published at ILSR.org An advocacy group in Boulder, Colo. has made the case for why utilities, not customers, should be responsible for the cost of retiring fossil fuel assets. For this episode of the Local...
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Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

For us at ABB, it’s an exciting time. Our customers are pushing us to help them maximize their efficiencies and increase long-term sustainability with digital and cloud-connected technologies.

Wind developers are retrofitting newer projects with bigger, better blades

Xcel Energy recently received approval to repower a pair of wind farms originally built in 2015 to take advantage of improved technology and expiring tax credits. Utilities and developers are repowering wind turbines with bigger,...
Tech Cloud

EDF Renewables adopts ONYX technology for wind fleet inspection and service

EDF Renewables France has equipped all its wind assets with fieldPRO, a cloud-based inspection and service tool from ONYX InSight. This follows the partnership with EDF Renewables North America for ONYX InSight’s Condition Monitoring...
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Enhanced digital systems in O&M can further reduce the cost of offshore wind energy

In just under a decade, offshore wind’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE) has been halved from ~£150/MWh in Europe. Yet, how much lower can it be reduced? Our latest analysis reveals significant room for...

Mortenson, GE Renewable Energy partner with Clearway to repower 160-MW Texas wind farm

Mortenson has completed construction on the expansion and repowering of an 11-year-old Texas wind farm. Clearway Energy Group announced completion of the repowering work at the 160-MW Langford wind farm in Christoval, Texas. Mortenson...
Money Clip

As wind energy prices plunge, Xcel refunds customers who paid a premium

Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity. As prices continue to fall, a program launched by Xcel Energy in...