Tag Archives: wind power

Mergers & Awards

Shermco, AWEA, Allied Reliability, T.F. Hudgins… Shermco wins AWEA award. At the AWEA Operations, Maintenance and Safety Conference, held February 27 through March 2 in San Diego, Shermco Industries was among the recipients AWEA’s Gold Safety and Health Achievement Award. Included was ‘Silver Recognition’ which is based on 3 years of exemplary OSHA reported safety statistics.  Shermco’s […]

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Going Back to Cali

Wyoming-to-California wind power proposal brings heat An exemplary battleground for old vs. new—in the form of coal vs. wind—is the state of Wyoming. The axis is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project: Billions have already been invested for a project that would create a huge wind farm in southern Wyoming, build a subsequent connectivity line […]

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Strong Island

Long Island wind power project full-go While the Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island planted its flag as the first offshore wind project in North America, it’s always had a major competitor. Just a hundred-odd miles south, people have been formulating ideas for offshore wind energy along Long Island’s coastline for decades. The […]

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Design Flaws

400 wind turbine motors being replaced in Michigan Citing a design flaw, wind turbine technicians will have to replace 400 electric motors in Tuscola County, Michigan. The motors inhabit 134 turbines at two extensive wind farms managed by NextEra Energy Resources. Discovery of the problem stemmed from loud “clunking” noises heard by nearby residents. 30 […]

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The Kaiser and the Duke

Siemens teams up with Duke Energy in wind power partnership Siemens looks to strengthen its foothold on the North American wind power sector with a recent partnership. The German-based industrial conglomerate announced an upcoming partnership with Charlotte, NC-based Duke Energy on November 3rd. The team effort will offer repairs to North American turbine fleets of all […]

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Meeting of the Minds

Standards of old (UL) teams with progressives of new (AWEA) In a striking example of progressive collaboration, UL is one of the organizations offering preparations for an upcoming renewable energy event, AWEA’s Resources & Projects Energy Assessments Seminar 2016. The AWEA event, to be held 9/27-28 in Minneapolis, is designed as a forum for global wind energy […]

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Directly Connected

Don’t Call it a comeback… DC has been here for years, but it’s currently approaching a revival. The variety of electrical current is often viewed as secondary to the longtime dominance of AC (alternating current) in most mainstream applications. But it’s been here, under the radar. Besides being a useful source of wordplay for some journalists’ […]

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Great Danes

For wind power supremacy, Denmark’s the spot While wind power in the United States gains momentum and notoriety, it continues to lag well behind the production of a number of European countries. Denmark reiterated this point earlier this week when two companies based there reported progress on building the world’s largest wind turbine, an 88.4 […]

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For the Love of Christie

N.J. governor stiff-arms wind power project…again Chris Christie, blockin’ bills. The New Jersey governor once again vetoed a bill advocating offshore wind power on May 3. The bill was pushing to give life to a dwindling Fishermen’s Energy 24MW offshore wind project near Atlantic City. It would be the Garden State’s first offshore wind farm. Proponents […]

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Heady Hospitality

The innovations of Eco-friendly hotels Searching for additional clients for installation, repair or maintenance opportunities? It’s possible that you might be lodging in one of them on the way to your next convention or business trip. Always places of relevance for electrical maintenance and repair, many hotels house traditional HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and use motors and […]

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