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Wind


Technical articles and commentary on wind power generation issues for power plant owners and operators, from siting to financing and operating

Global Offshore Wind Capacity Slated to Multiply Eight-Fold by 2030

Offshore wind capacity is slated to surge to more than 234 GW by 2030—a remarkable boost when compared to the current 29.1 GW that was installed worldwide at the end…



Gearing Up for Grid Integration

The growing adoption of distributed energy resources presents another challenge for utilities and grid operators as they design and plan for how electricity is produced and delivered. The past few…


Renewables Could Drive Recovery in Latin America

Countries in Latin America did not feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic until several weeks after Europe and the U.S., but the impacts of the coronavirus when it arrived…


POWER Digest [October 2020]

Enel Ready to Close Italian Coal Plants. Enel, Italy’s largest power generator, said it wants to close three coal-fired units in the coming months as part of the company’s complete…


The POWER Interview: Are DERs an Opportunity, or Threat?

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are physical and virtual assets that are deployed across the power distribution grid. They are typically close to load, and though they initially began as behind-the-meter…


Improve Wind Turbine Safety with a Piston Accumulator Retrofit

Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is…