NJBPU Approves PJM’s Solicitation Window for Offshore Transmission Projects

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) says it is moving forward with a novel approach to transmission planning as it endeavors to reach Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035.  PJM Interconnection … Read More

Ingeteam Firmware Development Methodology Streamlines Validation, Certification

Ingeteam Wind Energy, a global company that specializes in wind energy drivetrain technology, says its firmware development methodology has been shown to significantly reduce the critical on-site validation and certification phase thanks to its robust qualification process. This speeds up … Read More

Nexans Secures Preferred Supplier Agreement with Empire Offshore Wind Project

Nexans, a global company in the cable and optical fiber industry, has signed a preferred supplier agreement (PSA) with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to connect the Empire Wind offshore projects to the onshore grid.  The turnkey projects cover the full … Read More

Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Awards Transmission System Contract

A specially formed consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine has been awarded the full contract to supply a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system for Sofia, one of the world’s largest offshore wind farm projects.  … Read More

Siemens Energy Boosts LADWP’s Renewable Transmission

Siemens Energy, a global energy company, says it will supply a reactive power compensation plant to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).  The plant will enhance operations at Barren Ridge Switching Station, LADWP’s renewable energy transmission facility … Read More

U.S. Transmission System Needs Overhaul to Meet Renewable Goals

The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from … Read More

VCE: Wind Generation Exceeds Expectations During Winter Storm Uri

During recent Winter Storm Uri, natural gas had the highest outage rate of all of Texas’s generation types – in excess of 25,000 MW at peak for several days, according to a recently released white paper from Vibrant Clean Energy … Read More

Greelink Nevada Renewable Energy Initiative Receives PUCN Approval

The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has approved moving forward on NV Energy’s Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy says Greenlink Nevada will transform the state’s clean energy landscape by tapping into resource-rich renewable energy zones … Read More

South Fork Wind Given Green Light to Connect to New York Grid

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (SFW) a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for a transmission cable needed to connect the South Fork Wind Farm to the electric … Read More

GE Research Successfully Demonstrates MW-Scale Wind Power Converter

A team of engineers in the Electrical Systems group at GE Research have achieved one of the world’s firsts in the power conversion sector, demonstrating a MW-scale modular, multi-level wind power converter in its lab in Upstate New York.   While … Read More