Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. (LEEDCo) put two engineer-procure-construct packages out for bid in June for an onshore substation and submarine cable and installation for its planned
18-MW lake-based wind project in Cleveland.
Utilities Unitil, National Grid and Eversource Energy on June 29 issued a request for proposals for 400 MW of Massachusetts offshore wind generation, but up to 800 MW will be allowed if the utilities can demonstrate significantly more economic benefit.
In a catalogue that offers specialized lighting and power equipment for use in hazardous locations, a company now is offering an explosion-proof drone with an impressive range and flight time, a useful payload capacity and a high price tag to match.
The 160-ft-high blade of a wind turbine broke off in Tuscola, Mich., in June. Bryan Garner, a spokesman for NextEra Energy Resources, which owns the 120-MW, 75-turbine Tuscola Bay Wind Energy Center, termed the break an isolated incident connected to equipment inside the turbine.
On June 22, while unveiling the world’s first ropeless and sideways-travel elevator system at its 246-m-tall test tower in Rottweil, Germany, elevator maker thyssenkrupp announced that OVG Real Estate will be the first to install the system.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.