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Supply chain impact

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I’m often asked by individuals I meet outside of NRG Systems to describe our company’s culture. I generally don’t like this question, even though I have an easy answer.

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In an earlier blog post, I wrote about the return-on-investment of condition based maintenance (CBM) for wind turbines. For those who would like a primer on CBM and the value it provides, start there. But for those who want to learn more about the nitty gritty of CBM, keep reading...

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The AWEA WINDPOWER 2011 conference is next week in Anaheim! There will be over 15,000 attendees and several thousand exhibitors occupying several million square feet.

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With a confluence of wind energy events and rising energy prices, now is a great time to get the word out about wind energy.

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I play with numbers all the time and understand how one can forget their real meaning. As you tinker with spreadsheets or pull together forecasts, it’s easy to become divorced from reality and forget that the numbers represent real people doing real things.

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As WINDPOWER 2011 grows closer and closer, I wonder what the “news” from the show will be. On one hand, we must acknowledge that wind energy has hit a trough in the U.S. New installed capacity in 2010 was down 40% from the prior year and it may take several...

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One might think that recruiting the best and the brightest during tough economic times would be an easy task – high unemployment means plenty of well-qualified people looking for meaningful work. In my experience, though, no matter what the economic climate, recruitment is challenging. It’s truly a study in human psychology.

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After finishing the jar of food, his daughter looked ready for a nap, but was much too unsettled to relax. Everyone within earshot was curious as to how this relatively new dad was going to cope with his rapidly deteriorating situation. He needed help and everyone wanted to pitch in.

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