Project Profile: Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility

Ocotillo Underscores Challenges Of Developing On Public Lands

Pattern Energy is among the first developers to build a project on lands owned by the government. However, the scrutiny almost proved too great to overcome.

Spotlight: California

California Wind Forecast: Marketplace Uncertain

With several key proposals important to the wind sector under review, the importance of regulatory decision-making has never loomed larger for the future of wind energy in California.

Industry At Large: Commissioning

How Commissioning Impacts Turbine Supply Agreements

Even though a series of standard operational tests is all that stands in the way of turbine certification, the process to stamp the machines as reliable can be problematic.

Industry At Large: Wind Resource Assessment

Wind Modeling Advances Unlock Big Project Savings

Extensive validation shows that modeling atmospheric stability provides the key to more accurate wind flow predictions and lower revenue uncertainty.

Marketplace: Capital Markets

Navigating Capital Markets Amid Turbulent Waters

After 2012’s record-breaking levels of installed capacity, where and when will wind developers seek capital for projects this year?

Marketplace: Condition Monitoring

Factoring In Condition Monitoring’s Real Costs

While most owners and operators consider a condition monitoring system’s initial price tag, many do not realize that the annual analysis costs can also be significant.