Exclusive Speaker interview with Christian Bak, Senior Scientist, DTU, Denmark

christian BakIn the lead up to the Wind Operator Congress Europe, taking place this December in London, we spoke with Christian Bak, Senior Scientist, DTU, Denmark to get some more insights about the wind power operations industry.

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Exclusive Interview with Michael Harris, Chief Scientist, ZephIR Lidar

Mike Harris, Chief Scientist from ZephIR Lidar speaking at the Wind Operator Congress Europe 2014 about the use of wind lidar in the wind energy industry.

Join the Wind Operator Congress Europe 2015 for the most recent wind power industry updates in London, 9-10 December 2015.

Exclusive Interview with Richard Smith and Nigel Parlor from Romax Technology

Richard Smith, Fleet Engineering Managers, InSight, Romax Technology and Nigel Parlor, European Sales Manager, Romax Technology speaking about how the Wind Operator Congress Europe 2014 fit in their strategy, what is it’s appeal for them. And share their predictions about how they expect the CMS systems to change the shape of the O&M market in the next 5 years.

Join the Wind Operator Congress Europe 2015 for the most recent wind power industry updates in London, 9-10 December 2015.

Amazon division to use power generated by big NC wind farm

WTNH Connecticut News

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A division of Amazon is buying the renewable energy generated by the South’s first big wind-power project.

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services said Monday it has agreed to buy the electricity generated by the 200-megawatt operation to be built near Elizabeth City in rural eastern North Carolina. A groundbreaking for the project being built by Iberdrola Renewables is scheduled for Tuesday.

The completed wind farm is expected to produce enough power for more than 60,000 homes by the end of 2016.

Amazon Web Services operates a series of electricity-hungry Internet servers that are used to offer cloud computing services that can be accessed from any machine with an Internet connection. The fast-growing division of Amazon announced revenues of more than $1.5 billion in the most recent quarter.

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Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas


Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s building a large $1 billion data center in Ft. Worth, Texas. The facility, which is already under construction, will be Facebook’s fifth data center, and will be built on land purchased from a real estate company run by the eldest son of former Presidential candidate Ross Perot.

The data center will use wind power from a large wind farm that is also under construction on 17,000 acres of land in Clay County about 90 miles from the data center. By agreeing to buy the power from the 200-megawatt wind farm, Facebook helped bring the clean power project onto the grid. Facebook says the data center will be 100% powered by clean energy.

Facebook worked with Citigroup Energy, Alterra Power Corporation, and Starwood Energy Group on the wind project, which is supposed to be delivering electricity by next year. This isn’t Facebook’s first time using…

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Wind Energy Slowly Powering Automotive Plants Globally

Adam M. Johnston, B.A.

Wind Energy, on one hand, blows freely. It’s becoming cost competitive with fossil fuels across North America.

On the other hand, the automotive industry has been slow to change, until recently as electric vehicles, driverless cars, and car-sharing are changing the landscape.

Now what happens, when both collide?

Check out this April, 2015 The Weather Channel report, showing how the Russells Point, Ohio Honda plant is powered by wind energy.

Southern Minnesota company Juhl Energy provides three turbines, which powers 60MW or 10% of the plant’s electricity.

While wind energy providing electricity to automotive plants is a new game in North America, In Europe it’s more common to see this.

Ford plants in both Belgium and the United Kingdom have wind as an electricity source. BMW added four wind turbines to its Leipzig, Germany plant, in supplying 25% of its power over two years ago.

Meanwhile, expect the trend…

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US plan to go 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050!


Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert US to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050

Written by Bjorn Carey / Phys.org
Engineers develop state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050
Stanford Professor Mark Z. Jacobson and other researchers have calculated how to meet each state’s new power demands using only the renewable energies – wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and tiny amounts of tidal and wave

One potential way to combat ongoing climate change, eliminate air pollution mortality, create jobs and stabilize energy prices involves converting the world’s entire energy infrastructure to run on clean, renewable energy.

This is a daunting challenge. But now, in a new study, Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and colleagues, including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, are the first to outline how each of the 50 states can achieve such a transition by 2050. The 50 individual state plans call for aggressive changes to both infrastructure and the ways…

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South Dundas wind farm: no connectivity

Ottawa Wind Concerns

Cornwall NewsWatch, May 27

SOUTH DUNDAS – The province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has given South Dundas slim to virtually no chance of having more renewable energy projects.

The Circuit and Station Transmission Availability Tables released Friday by the IESO shows “No Availability” for the five transmission circuits serving the Brinston-area of South Dundas.

The report has likely left plans for two windmill projects in that area of South Dundas twisting in the wind.

EDP Renewables had planned a 50-100 megawatt windmill project northeast of Brinston, which would have been serviced by 40 windmills. Despite repeated calls and emails from Cornwall Newswatch, Project Manager Ken Little has not responded.

Chicago-based Invenergy wanted a slightly smaller project of 50-90 megawatts serviced by 20-25 windmills. The Nine Mile Wind Project would be west of Brinston.

“Invenergy has received the transmission availability report from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and…

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