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KK Wind Solutions Explains How Its Advanced CMS Improves Wind Turbine Maintenance and Efficiency


Building on more than 40 years of experience, KK Wind Solutions is a strong partner in electro-mechanical systems for wind turbines. Their offshore and onshore solutions range from the development of state-of-the-art systems and lean manufacturing to installation, operations, and maintenance. They help their customers bring down costs and optimize turbine performance.

For more, visit: https://www.kkwindsolutions.com/

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Navigating the Nuances When Managing Work-Hour Limitations

Bridget Johns

Project Manager at Certrec

“It is important to have a basic understanding of the nuclear fatigue rule regulation and how the rules are interpreted in FRMS because sometimes things are not always what they seem when managing work-hour limitations. For example, there is a difference between being a non-covered worker and a worker performing a non-covered work activity. Seems simple, but it can get complex. A non-covered worker is an individual who is not subject to work hour controls because the individual is not performing covered tasks in work categories, such as operations, maintenance, security, radiation protection, chemistry, or fire brigade. This is different than an individual performing a non-covered work activity that includes covered work during the same period. The federal regulation requires individuals who are beginning or resuming covered work to include all time in work-hour limit calculations. For example, this commonly includes time spent in training or when attending required health physicals. It is always safe to reach out to a peer who is experienced with rule interpretation to validate assumptions and to stay within compliance.” 

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Certrec Market Research

November Poll Insights

As the energy industry explores new technologies and strategies to reduce carbon emissions and to meet increasing energy demands, several methods are beginning to show results.

Last month, we asked our audience: What emerging technologies hold the most promise for improving grid resilience? Advanced Battery Storage was the most voted for at 43 percent, while Automation received 29 percent of the vote. Real-time Data Analytics and Distributed Renewable Generation tied for third at 14 percent each.

For more market research polls, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/certrec-corporation/

Industry Updates

EIA Expects Combined U.S. Solar and Wind Electricity Generation to Surpass Coal-Fired Generation in 2024
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects, for the first year on record, combined electricity generation from wind and solar to surpass…
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The United States Begins the Winter with the Most Natural Gas in Storage since 2020
Working natural gas in storage in the 48 contiguous United States ended the natural gas injection season at 3,776 billion cubic feet (Bcf), according to estimates…
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US Solar Installations Hit Record 6.5 GW in Q3, but Slowdown Expected Starting in 2026: Report

As supply constraints for solar modules ease, the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie project that limited availability of other…
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Certrec News

Certrec Has Been Approved through DoD Skillbridge to Assist with Energy Industry Staffing Challenges

Press Release –With broad expertise in nuclear plant operations, Certrec will prepare military service members for employment in the energy industry as they transition to civilian life. Through the Skillbridge program, Certrec is committed to providing members of the armed forces with the opportunity to take their experiences, skills, and leadership to the energy industry for a more reliable electric power grid.
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Certrec White Papers

Certrec’s NERC Regulatory Compliance Support Services for Inverter-Based Resources

New NERC White Paper – Navigate the Complexities of NERC Regulatory Compliance for Inverter-Based Resources with Certrec’s Expert Support: a comprehensive solution that addresses the unique challenges and evolving standards in the energy industry. Our services ensure that your organization stays ahead of regulatory changes and maintains optimal compliance with NERC standards.
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Tips for Complying with Low-Impact CIP

New NERC White Paper – Effective Compliance with Low-Impact CIP: Discover how Certrec’s specialized services guide and support your organization in meeting the less intensive but crucial NERC CIP requirements for low impact facilities. Our approach balances regulatory mandates with practical, tailored strategies.
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Upcoming Industry Events

  • Intersolar North America 2024
    January 1719, 2024 — San Diego, CA, at the San Diego Convention Center
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  • PowerGen International
    January 2325, 2024 — New Orleans, LA, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
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  • Midwest Energy Solutions Conference
    January 30February 1, 2024 — Chicago, Il, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
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