Hansen Hunt

Hansen Hunt

Hansen Hunt is the Marketing Manager at UpWind. He is charged with creating content that helps educate customers about improving their wind farm's performance through O&M best practices and new technologies.

He has 10 years of digital marketing experience, is a craft beer geek, and runs local Inbound marketing events in San Diego.

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UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s leading independent full service provider for the wind industry, and Suspendem Inc., a leader in Canadian wind turbine O&M (Operations & Maintenance) services, have recently entered into a strategic relationship. With the partnership, Suspendem will be able to provide UpWind’s Vortex Generator (VG) Solution to the Canadian wind industry market for the first time.

UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s most comprehensive independent operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for wind energy, and ROMO Wind, a Danish-Swiss wind turbine optimizer, have recently entered into a strategic relationship. With the partnership, ROMO Wind’s patented iSpin technology, which measures the wind in front of the rotor, will be available for customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico for the first time. UpWind’s O&M Excellence service offering will be enhanced by providing more solutions to owners to measure and improve project performance.

UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s leading independent full service provider for the wind industry, recently has entered into a strategic relationship with OSIsoft to expand their UpWind Insight™ capabilities services providing comprehensive reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) to extend the life of wind projects, increase turbine performance and uptimes for generation power.

An improvement of just one ISO code in oil cleanliness can extend the bearing’s “relative life” by 20%. Three code drops can provide a 70% life extension.   

Clean oil from day one maximizes the life of the gearbox components and provides the greatest cost savings if done at the time the turbine is commissioned. New technologies allow wind farm owner/operators to improve oil cleanliness in the wind turbine gearbox starting on the day it is commissioned.   By implementing this reliability-centered maintenance approach from COD, owners can significantly lower maintenance cost and extended equipment life. That can add years of uninterrupted service and significant increases in return on their investment.

On June 23rd, 2015, SkySpecs was awarded a 333 exemption – the only type of clearance that authorizes companies to legally fly drones in the US. As UpWind’s official partner in the wind industry, this FAA Exemption allows SkySpecs to fly an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with their proprietary collision-avoidance technology called Guardian to visually inspect and photograph wind turbines.

Download BetterWorks Case Study A veteran of General Electric (GE), UpWind Solutions’ CEO Peter Wells understands the power of operational excellence. That’s why he asked his team to set regular strategic and operational goals and capture them in PowerPoint. Yet he quickly discovered employees had difficulty connecting goals across organizations and regularly evaluating them to see what adjustments should be made. All of that is changing with BetterWorks. Wells and everyone on the UpWind team now use the BetterWorks enterprise goals platform to see, measure and track goals, and leaders are using that increased insight to set all employees up for greater success.

UpWind Solutions was honored to be selected as one of the companies that Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz visited at WINDPOWER 2015 in order to display our latest developments in wind farm O&M Excellence.

"We are counting on you being a huge part of the solution," said U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz regarding wind energy to the audience at the opening ceremony of WINDPOWER 2015. This was a historic year for the conference as it was the first time in 15 years that the Secretary of Energy has made an appearance, shown support and a renewed commitment to wind energy.

UpWind Solutions, Inc., North America’s most comprehensive independent operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider for wind energy, adds blade inspections using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to their services by partnering with SkySpecs. The partnership will revolutionize the way wind turbines are inspected, by delivering high quality images for reports, improving safety and reducing inspection costs.