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The long-term success of offshore wind is being put at risk by restrictions on access to wind turbine performance data that prevent operators from reducing operations and maintenance costs by up to 30%, according to ONYX InSight. Better access to turbine data allows operators to not only reduce their operational costs, but to also generate […]
The US could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships, according to a report by the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research (POWER-US).
The United States has a lot to offer on the digitization of offshore wind, especially regarding artificial intelligence which can make the supply chain more efficient and potentially speed up the permitting and siting processes, Liz Burdock, President and CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, said in an interview with Offshore WIND.
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Germany’s first offshore wind auction, in April 2017, was a watershed for the industry. Anticipating fierce competition, Ørsted and EnBW both pitched projects that would not require subsidy support, a concept undreamt of at the time. Since then, more than 2.5 GW […]
By Jon Harman, Head of Renewable Energy and Portfolio Director, New Energy Update Floating offshore wind may still be in the demonstration phase, but the success of early pilot schemes and the plunging prices of fixed foundation machines mean investors are already eyeing the vast new markets the technology will open. According to the latest […]
HBM, a supplier of foundation monitoring systems including both resistive and fiber-optical strain gauges, has weighed the technical advantages and costs of both technologies, ultimately advocating the use of fiber-optical strain gauges on offshore wind foundations.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release its first-ever proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide pollution from existing power plants on June 2. The good news is wind energy is already helping nearly every state make progress toward whatever reductions the EPA will require and is an affordable and reliable compliance option for […]