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Refining offshore wind turbine availability projections with latest operational experience and state-of-the-art modelling

Refining offshore wind turbine availability projections with latest operational experience and state-of-the-art modelling

The cornerstone of any successful offshore wind energy project is a robust assessment of the wind resource and energy yield. Indeed, with increasingly competitive auction driven markets, obtaining a robust and reliable pre-construction energy yie ...

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Wildfires are coming. Are you ready?

Wildfires are coming. Are you ready?

Wildfire resilience is a pertinent topic on everyone’s mind in California with more than 100 people killed by wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Fires are a normal part of the North American ecosystem. However, fire suppression policies and timber ind ...

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AESP Spring Conference: What's on the menu for energy efficiency?

AESP Spring Conference: What's on the menu for energy efficiency?

The days are getting longer, the smell of flowers is in the air, and emerging AC loads are signaling the start of the annual summer peak. All these clues point to one conclusion: the AESP Spring Conference in Seattle is just around the corner. As usu ...

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Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding

Is it time for PPA 2.0? Why we need to future-proof energy funding

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are a significant tool for funding the energy transition. Research by DNV GL suggests that, as renewable energy becomes more widespread, its price dynamics becomes more complex. Consequently, PPAs need to become m ...

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The resilience imperative

The resilience imperative

The recent spate of hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes have brought the issue of resilience to the fore for businesses and the communities they operate in. The increasingly higher intensity disasters, which are also occurring more often due to gl ...

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Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Reflections on wind farm development in cold climates

Umeå in Sweden is a coastal city situated about 600km north of Stockholm and about 400km south of the Arctic Circle. This year, it hosted the annual Winterwind International Wind Energy conference. With its proximity to the Arctic, this is a ver ...

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Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Energy-efficiency: ‘Mandatory by law, but above all an opportunity’

Complying with Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) may sound boring, but it is quite the opposite. More than 45,000 companies in the EU must comply with this directive, and in many countries the deadline is 5 December 2019, othe ...

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UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

UK windiness 2018: Lower than long-term averages – what are the implications for you?

Monitoring and recording wind speed trends can be beneficial to assess project performance. But interpreting and truly understanding those trends are where the real value lies. Do you know what the 2018 results mean for you? 2018 wind speed trends ...

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Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

Rapid Reaction – my take on the 2019 AESP National Conference

While the Texas State Rodeo may not have been in town, the AESP provided a boot-stomping, cattle calling good time in the Alamo City. For four days, energy professionals from across North America gathered in San Antonio for the premier conference ...

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