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Windpower Operations & Maintenance
Windpower Operations & Maintenance 26th November 2014

A regular update on wind farm and turbine operations & maintenance, including turbine & blade failure, access, monitoring & control systems, health & safety, refitting, repowering, wind monitoring and site security.

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Latest Wind Power O&M News
Terra-Gen to install bird monitoring at Alta Wind Energy Centre
UNITED STATES: Terra-Gen Power has been instructed to install a monitoring system to protect rare condors in order to expand its Alta Wind Energy Centre in California.
  Terra-Gen to install bird monitoring at Alta Wind Energy Centre
 
Gamesa wins 400MW O&M deal
PORTUGAL: EDP has handed Gamesa a 400MW operations and maintenance (O&M) deal for projects in France, Spain and Portugal.
  Gamesa wins 400MW O&M deal
 
Vandals hit Ontario project after birds nest removal
CANADA: Vandals caused C$60,000 damage to a wind turbine under construction at Nextera Energy Canada's 124MW Summerhaven wind farm in Ontario, the scene of a protest two weeks ago over the removal of a bald eagle nest to make way for an access road.
  Vandals hit Ontario project after birds nest removal
 
Gamesa wins 264MW O&M deal
UNITED STATES: Gamesa has been handed a 264MW operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement from Shell for a project in Western Virginia.
  Gamesa wins 264MW O&M deal
 
Wind Power O&M In Depth
Breathing new life into old wind turbines
WORLDWIDE: A key objective for turbine manufacturers is to reduce the cost of the power their machines produce. Technology has allowed manufacturers to increase the rotor size and improve the efficiency of their turbines to harvest the maximum energy from any given wind speed. Now, another key emerging area for reducing wind energy costs is improving the reliability and longevity of turbines.
  Breathing new life into old wind turbines
 
Special Report
Onshore Operations and Maintenance - Special Report
Windpower Monthly has produced a report examining how a good O&M strategy can keep onshore turbines running and cutting the cost of energy.
  Onshore Operations and Maintenance - Special Report
 
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