Category Archives: GWEC Newsletters

Monitoring WTGs using SCADA data

Wind Turbines Performance Evaluation Strategies On The Basis Of Raw SCADA Data

At Ventus we have developed four methods to evaluate the performance of WTG over time using Power, Wind Speed and Ambient Temperature SCADA measurement. Identifying a change in the performance of a Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) using the Raw SCADA Data may not be a simple task, …

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ArcVera Renewables Notches Another First in Latin America: El Salvador

After advising clients and providing the wind energy resource assessment reports used for financing the first three wind farms in Nicaragua and the first wind farm in Guatemala, ArcVera Renewables has completed the same feat in El Salvador.  The 50 MW Ventus wind farm is in final negotiations with turbine suppliers, expecting to sign an EPC contract in …

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Latest update on China offshore wind

Exclusive article from GWEC’s members-only WindLog newsletter

With all the focus on the dramatic success in the offshore sector in Europe, it’s worth noting that China’s offshore industry is finally taking off. 1,161 MW of new installations in 2017 brought the cumulative total to 2,788, putting China in third place globally, behind the UK and Germany.

The new installations in 2017 are …

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5 industry trends and market developments

Germany shifts away from community projects in fourth onshore auction

The latest in a series of auctions hosted by Germany’s Federal Network Agency awarded 709MW of new renewable capacity in February 2018. Following the first three onshore auctions which were dominated by community projects, Germany introduced a mandatory permit as a requirement for all bidders for this fourth round. This helped …

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Scaling up of renewable energy investment in emerging markets

The IRENA Coalition for Action was formed a few years ago to create a means for the private sector, NGOs and civil society in general to cooperate with and assist with the implementation of the work of IRENA. While it has gone through a number of iterations, I was pleased to be able to present the outcome of …

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NRG strengthens U.S. Lidar Business with Hire of Remote Sensing Veteran Barry Logue

NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a more sustainable planet, has announced the hire of Barry Logue as the company’s Lidar Wind Energy Solutions Manager. Logue, a veteran in the remote sensing space, will be responsible for all sales and account management for NRG’s Lidar products and services in North America.

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New book on Wind Power industry to be published on 22 November

A new revised and expanded edition of Wind Power: the Struggle for a New Global Industry will be published by Routledge on 22 November. The book has been written by veteran Wind Industry commentator and Managing Director at FTI Consulting Ben Backwell, with a foreword by GWEC General Secretary Steve Sawyer, and …

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100% Renewables by 2030 feasible in Austria

The technical university of Vienna has published a new report showing that 100% renewable energy by 2030 in Austria would be feasible and would have a positive impact on the economy. The study analysis in detail the effects on grid and takes a close look on costs. A detailed comparison of supporting systems show that for Austria a …

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Industry discusses new market rules at GWEC Argentina seminar

Government officials and leading participants in Argentina’s fast-growing wind power sector discussed new market rules and sector development at a seminar organised by GWEC at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange on 1 September.

The event was opened by Argentina’s Energy and Mining Minister Juan José Aranguren who told the 150 participants that energy security and halting climate …

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Latest from the wind sector in Norway

Norwegian Energy Partners has entered into an agreement with Mr. Lars Engelmann to act as an advisor on the offshore wind industry in Germany. Mr. Engelmann, formerly Head of maritime operations and logistics at Vattenfall, will advise partners of Norwegian Energy Partners on opportunities in the German offshore wind market. Norwegian supply industry is expected to enable further …

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