Monthly Archives: April 2013

Standardization = Lower Costs in Offshore Transmission

A common sign of an immature market is a lack of standardization. The stories of how unnecessarily proprietary technology can lock entire industries into specific suppliers over decades, ensuring artificially inflated prices and less than stellar customer service is the … Continue reading

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Its not all about turbines…

Good article posted today at Wind Energy Update on offshore cable installation. A couple of years a go it was hard to get the topic of offshore transmission recognized as a critical factor for building energy production offshore, today this … Continue reading

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Offshore cable installation is not new, the scale of implementation is

The issues surrounding financial losses related to the installation and maintenance of offshore power cables are having a negative impact on the offshore wind industry around the world. A recent article in industry leading publication Recharge mentioned “that about 80% … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy on the Great Lakes

The long decline of the industrial upper mid-west is an old story. For decades former manufacturing strongholds in Great Lakes states like Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin have worked tirelessly to reinvent themselves for a post-industrial world. Back in the … Continue reading

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Government vs. Private Industry

Earlier this week in Brussels, the NER300 announced a new round of funding for the development of innovative low-carbon energy technology. This is the second round of this program with the first having resulting in 23 awards with a total … Continue reading

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Floating Offshore Wind?

Windpower Offshore is reporting that construction of the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration Project will begin this month. The project is being led by Marubeni (who is also one of the investors in the Atlantic Wind Connection) and will have … Continue reading

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The Case for Ocean Planning:

In 2009 President Obama created the Ocean Policy Task Force the purpose of which was to “develop recommendations to enhance our ability to maintain healthy, resilient, and sustainable ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes resources for the benefit of present and … Continue reading

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