MAPC introduces “Local Energy Action” tool for tracking community power usage

How much energy does your community consume? Thanks to a new online dashboard developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, it’s easier than ever to find out. The new “Local Energy Action” tool, available at, —, laying a data-driven foundation for reducing local energy use. “Historically, it’s been very challenging to gather all

AWS Truepower releases Q3 and September 2017 Wind Trends Bulletin

Renewable energy consultants, AWS Truepower, have released their Wind Trends Bulletin for September 2017 Quarterly wind performance maps for Q3 2017 show deviations in the wind resource from average Q3 conditions in every region of the world. Monthly wind performance maps for September 2017 show deviations in the wind resource from average September conditions in every

Avangrid Renewables finalizes BOEM offshore wind lease

Avangrid Renewables has released a statement on the finalization of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) offshore lease. The lease allows for the formal process of studying Kitty Hawk, an area which consists of 122,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina. Although, still in the early stages of development, Avangrid Renewables will explore the opportunity to

Senvion to deliver MM92-type turbines to Ontario wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announced the signature of a turbine supply contract for an 18.45-MW project with wpd in the Canadian province of Ontario. The company will deliver nine Senvion MM92 type wind turbines especially designed for cold climates to White Pines windfarm in Prince Edward County. Each of them has

Nordex Group launches 140-m rotor option for AW3000 turbine

The Nordex Group has launched a new 140-meter rotor option for its AW3000 wind turbine platform that delivers lower cost of energy for lighter-wind sites. The AW140/3000 boasts one of the highest capacity factors in its class and is the latest addition to the proven AW3000 platform. The design of the AW140/3000 is optimized for

Fugro assesses offshore wind farm market in Taiwan

Global experience at over 100 offshore wind farms has led to the involvement of Fugro emerging in the offshore wind farm market in Taiwan. Complementing its 30 years of experience offshore Taiwan, Fugro has completed geotechnical and geophysical surveys for feasibility studies, installation, commissioning and cost-effective operation of offshore wind farms in the UK, European, and North American

E.ON acquires stake in wind startup b.ventus

E.ON has bought a stake in b.ventus, a startup whose single-source solution enables business customers to begin producing their own wind power quickly and easily. The centerpiece is a wind-turbine specifically designed for this role. With a hub height of at least 30 meters, the turbine can be installed quickly and does not require a

Offshore wind setting sail in North America

By Lance Marram, CEO Senvion North America We are slowly beginning to consider harnessing the wind off of our coasts in North America by developing more offshore wind-power projects. To date, a small five-turbine wind farm and a handful of pilot projects have been developed in the U.S. The industry has been focused on setting

K2 Management acquires energy yield analysis company Prevailing

K2 Management has agreed to acquire global yield analysis consultancy, Prevailing. Headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom, the company has offices in Scotland, Germany, Australia and the United States. Founded in 2009, Prevailing has been involved in energy yield analysis for more than 1,200 projects in over 30 countries. Completion of the acquisition, which is a

AWEA launches new campaign “Take Time to Take Care”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched a new campaign “Take Time to Take Care” with wind turbine technician safety in mind. “Safety training and awareness campaigns are top priorities for us,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We are pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign ‘Take Time to Take Care.’ Focusing on soft