Windpower Monthly: june 2019

Cover article

The innovations that are changing the face of the O&M market

The innovations that are changing the face of the O&M market

As turbines grow taller and blades get longer, keeping them in working order throws up new challenges. We look at the trends in the service sector and pick out some innovative new solutions.

Features

Devising O&M strategies for floating offshore

Should repair and replacement of major components on floating turbines be carried out at the project location, or in the still waters of port after tugging the unit home?

Giles Dickson: 'It's not about subsidy, it's about revenue stability'

Since Giles Dickson took over the helm at WindEurope nearly four years ago, the region has replaced long-running support schemes with competitive auctions and corporate buyers are now entering the market. He tells David Weston why this is a good thing for the industry.

WindTech: Researching and testing real-life solutions

RWTH Aachen's Centre for Wind Power Drives is a world-renowned hub for groundbreaking research in wind energy. Eize de Vries talks to its co-founder, Georg Jacobs, and two PhD researchers about their work and what drives them.


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Analysis

Community owners take leap of faith for 320MW repowering

More than 200 farmers and landowners have joined forces to make the most of the last days of state subsidies and sign supply contracts even before project financing can be arranged.

Regulator insists Facebook must pay for New Mexico line

New Mexico regulators have unanimously refused to rehear a case in which they demanded that Facebook pay almost half of a proposed $85-million transmission line that will help ship power from a wind project to the company's data centre.

Siemens to transfer SGRE stake to new Gas and Power spin-off

Siemens will transfer its 59% majority stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to its gas and power unit, which will be untethered from its parent company and spun off in a public listing.

Anders Runevad steps down as Vestas CEO

Anders Runevad will step down as Vestas chief executive officer (CEO) and president on 1 August 2019, to be replaced by Henrik Andersen, who is currently the CEO of coatings supplier Hempel and a Vestas board member.

Comment

Votes required for green agenda

Australians went to the polling booths on 18 May to vote in what was billed as the climate-change election. If that was the case, then the climate lost.

Backpage: The last word in wind -- June 2019

Wind-powered buses in London and a marathon run inside a turbine; plus global energy investment figures and facts.

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