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Fall Protection at Extreme Height

By law, work at height requires safety measures to adequately protect the worker. It stands to reason, then, that work at extreme height requires extreme safety measures. OSHA mandates fall protection: in general industry for...

New York Bight: An Offshore Wind Milestone

This past February, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) conducted Atlantic Wind Lease Sale 8 (ATLW-8), auctioning six offshore wind lease areas in the part of the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf lying between New York and New Jersey known...

On Guard – Remote Blade Monitoring in Extreme Weather

Wind turbines that are used for power generation around the world come with operational challenges, as do all forms of power generation. Extreme weather and a changing climate can pose an exceptional threat to wind energy assets. Turbine blades are...

Bankable Wind Data for the Construction Industry

Wind sensors have a critical role in the wind energy industry: they collect data that is used to estimate electricity production, which then calculates revenue during the project lifetime. The same principle can be applied for safety purposes in the...

Power Your Wind Energy Safety with Electrical Testing

It is no secret that wind energy workers are exposed to several different work-related hazards. Whether constructing new turbines, refurbishing existing units, or performing general work around windmills, it is imperative for their employers to...

Lightning: When avoidance is not an option

“Lightning is not an issue at our site.”  “We have never had any lightning at our wind farm, why would we start having them now?” “Chances of a lightning strike are low, so we prioritize other things. We will just go ahead...

Positive Wind Trends Continue for 2022

While mindful of challenging events that continue to unfold around the world, the wind energy industry can celebrate a record-breaking year in 2021. Trends for 2022 point toward continued growth in many facets of the industry. Wind energy is being...

Can Offshore Wind Actually Compete?

Offshore wind is a growing and increasingly hot area for renewable energy developers and policy makers. But today, the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and project time to develop, offshore wind in its best markets remains significantly...

Improving the Performance and Reliability of Wind Turbines

Inside today’s high-performance wind turbines, where the locating bearing is subjected to particularly high loads, the rotor shaft bearing support is a vital component. These unique application conditions, combined with stringent reliability...

How Remote Monitoring Can Increase Reliability

Using wired sensors for condition monitoring of wind turbine machinery and components isn’t new. However, continuous advancements in technology and connectivity powered by the Industrial Internet of Things let maintenance professionals...

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Reliability Centered Maintenance: for wind turbine blades

To maximize operating efficiency, decrease downtime, and understand the overall health of wind turbines, it’s...

Wind Power & Market Expansion: Warranting a course of action

Over the last five years, the US onshore wind sector has been a relatively stable environment for investors, and is...

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