Wind news: Key takeaways for engineers

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The Power Generation Week Woman of the Year Award is given annually in an effort to inspire young women to pursue careers in energy by showcasing highly successful women in the power industry. Any woman who works in the power industry may be nominated and there is no entry fee, so be sure to recognize a deserving colleague or friend. Nominations are due by August 31st.

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TransAlta Retrofits Wind Turbines for Condition Monitoring in Ontario

Renewable Energy World Editors   | August 28, 2017
Canadian utility TransAlta is retrofitting wind turbines at it Melancthon wind farm in Ontario with integrated condition monitoring systems (CMS)…

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China Is Creating the World’s Largest Power Company

Aibing Guo et al | August 28, 2017
China’s creating the world’s largest power company. The government of President Xi Jinping approved the merger of Shenhua Group Corp., the country’s top coal miner, with China…

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5 Key Takeaways for Engineers Interested in Designing Platforms for Offshore Wind Farms

Jennifer Runyon   | August 21, 2017
To say the engineering that goes into the platform design for an offshore wind farm is “complicated” would be laughable at best. “Complicated’ barely scratches the surface of the hundreds…

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Delaware Governor Orders Creation of Offshore Wind Working Group

Jennifer Delony   | August 28, 2017
Delaware Gov. John Carney today authorized the creation of an Offshore Wind Working Group (OWWG) to advance offshore wind for the state…

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Argentina Eyes Slower Renewable Growth as Infrastructure Lags

Vanessa Dezem and Jonathan Gilbert | August 21, 2017
Argentina’s next renewable power auction will be half the size of last year’s because of an infrastructure bottleneck slowing down the ability to add capacity…

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It’s Out: A Quick Review of the Just Released US Department of Energy Grid Reliability Study

Jennifer Runyon   | August 24, 2017
In April, newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry called for a study of the U.S. electricity grid. He wanted the study to reveal why so…

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All Coast to Build Jones-Act Compliant Liftboat

Renewable Energy World Editors   | August 18, 2017
All Coast LLC recently said it will build a Jones Act-compliant liftboat for U.S. offshore wind farm installation and support activities (WTIV)…

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