Operations & Maintenance

UK set to lower blade erosion costs though new analysis tools

Oct 23, 2015

The UK Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult center is in talks with a number of firms to join its $1.5 million (GBP1 million) project aimed at reducing the impact of turbine blade...

Alliant Energy cuts O&M costs by up to 30% in booming Iowa market

Sep 29, 2015

Midwest utility Alliant Energy has lowered Operations and Maintenance costs by using preventive maintenance and a hybrid service model that leverages internal turbine expertise and...

Drone inspections take off after new US rules support O&M gains

Aug 4, 2015

Orders for Aairteam’s remote inspection products have exploded since the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) eased legislation on commercial drone use earlier this year, Grant Leaverton,...

Developers focus on data-led preventive O&M to avoid cost shocks, boost output

Jul 5, 2015

An investment of only Eur10,000 ($11,100) in data-driven preventive maintenance systems can help prevent the failure of crucial components such as the gearbox, which can cost Eur300,...

Continuous, centralized monitoring drives O&M optimization

Jun 3, 2015

Higher efficiency from preventative and predictive maintenance can significantly lower O&M costs, Larry Freeman, EDF’s Business Development Manager- Asset Administration, said.

Wind O&M market innovates after competition slices prices

May 19, 2015

Wind O&M prices have fallen by an estimated 20-30% in the last five years on increased competition and providers must develop innovative offerings as operators seek further savings...

US plant shutdowns, grid focus drive storage growth: Greensmith CEO

May 11, 2015

Power plant closures and hiking transmission costs are driving up US utilities' investment in energy storage, John Jung, CEO of Greensmith, an energy storage services firm, told...

Weekly Intelligence Brief: April 27 – May 1

May 1, 2015

Vattenfall strengthens its focus on wind power; Vattenfall strengthens its focus on wind power; DanTysk offshore wind power plant inaugurated

Benchmarking platforms: why more knowledge means more leverage

Apr 27, 2015

Greater plant owner demand for high speed computing and benchmarking data analysis platforms will cause rapid development of power upgrade packages and create a basis for further OEM...

Brazil transmission: what impact on O&M?

Apr 21, 2015

Transmission link delays are having a clear impact on new projects in Brazil. What is less obvious is how the situation might affect operations and maintenance.

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