All articles by Surendra Prasad Peravali

Surendra Prasad Peravali

New York: capitalising on wind power

New York is positioning itself to be the US capital of wind power. Andrew Tunnicliffe examines its difficult history, and looks forward to what might lie ahead.

Upskilling à la LM Wind Power

As the pace of renewable energy application hastens, so too does the drive to attract a skilled workforce, resulting in a global push to skill and upskill. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Carmen Maria Alfonso Sanchez, senior manager, global training & development, at LM Wind Power.

Engie’s Darwin project: The evolution of data management

Digital transformation is big news at Engie, the French energy giant of which the interests run from natural gas and wind to solar and nuclear. Between 2016 and 2019, it will spend €1.5 billion on more than 30 digital projects, but it is renewables where previous investments are already bearing fruit, as Damien Terrié, head of Engie’s Darwin project, tells James Lawson.

World’s first full-scale floating wind farm

The Hywind project located 25km off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland is the world’s first full-scale floating wind farm. Constructed by Norwegian multinational Statoil, the 30MW facility will provide electricity for 20,000 homes and could be a game-changer for the floating wind power industry. Rumayna Vakarelska reports.

Firmer foundations with gravity and suction bucket

Gravity and suction bucket foundations are two technologies that promise a number of advantages − including the potential to reduce the cost of offshore wind projects − over the ubiquitous monopile for seabed-mounted installations.

Raising safety standards on offshore wind farms

Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Kate Harvey, general manager of the G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation, about the company’s work to improve safety in the offshore wind farm environment, how the challenges have evolved and how they are being met.

Advanced battery storage for UK’s National Grid

Renewables have less inertia than the large turbines used by coal, gas and nuclear, meaning grid frequency changes faster when demand and supply are out of balance. Advancements in battery storage technology and increased competition could be the answer to the UK’s increasingly inflexible and intermittent electricity supply, as James Lawson reports.

Europe’s superiority in offshore wind development

Europe continues to blow away the competition when it comes to offshore wind development, with the Baltic region in particular enjoying a mini-boom, spurred on by WindEurope’s Baltic Sea Task Force. However, challenges remain in terms of regulation, adoption and grid investment. James Lawson reports.

Commercial power of wind technology

The wind power market witnessed significant growth from 2006 to 2016. Global installed capacity reached 496.7GW in 2016 and is expected to hit 1,024.1GW by 2025. GlobalData reports.

AWEA WINDPOWER conference 2018

In May 2018, wind industry professionals from across the globe will gather in Chicago, US, for AWEA WINDPOWER – the largest wind energy conference and exhibition in the Western Hemisphere.