Energy Microgrid

Reliable Energy for the Future: 5 Key Benefits of Microgrids

Category: Energy

October 8, 2019

Like miniature electricity grids, microgrids draw power from on-site or local sources, helping to deliver clean and reliable energy for the future. Unlike wider grids that fall victim to extreme weather conditions and other emergencies, microgrids can be insulated against these types of disruptions.

Wind Turbines

Unique Risks in the Wind Industry: Safeguarding Against Falls

Category: Energy

September 15, 2019

The majority of fatal injuries that occur in the renewable energy industry are caused by falls. It’s essential for companies to be aware of fall protection risks, as well as proactive ways to prevent accidents and injuries.

Growth in Energy Storage Expected to Double in 2019

Category: Energy

August 12, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled. It is expected to double again by the end of 2019, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association’s report: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2018 Year-in-Review.

Renewable Energy Operations: Selecting the Right Contractor for the Job

Category: Energy

June 4, 2019

In the renewable energy industry, many companies depend on contractors to support their operations. This is why contractor pre-qualification is an important initial step, not only in determining the most suitable contractors for a project but also in helping mitigate costly claims.

Oil & Gas

Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 3

Category: Energy

October 19, 2018

While oil pipelines are safer than trucks, they transport only a fraction of oil shipments. However, when pipelines do fail, the results can be catastrophic. Leaks and ruptures occur frequently, and experts warn that, as already aged pipelines grow older, accidents will only increase. What does this mean to insurance industry professionals?

Oil & Gas

Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 2

Category: Energy

September 21, 2018

If prices continue to rise, rig counts will likely increase, creating market opportunities for retail insurance agents. According to Kiplinger, geopolitical worries “are pushing crude oil prices higher” and the industry continues to ramp toward a jump in oil prices and increased production.

Oil & Gas

Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 1

Category: Energy

August 17, 2018

For those less acquainted with the oil and gas industry, this three-part article will help delineate the industry’s sectors and describe the insurance challenges faced by exploration and production companies. With the help of a wholesaler specializing in the oil and gas sectors, the retail insurance agent can tailor coverage to fit the demands of this challenging and rapidly innovating business sector.

Solar Power

Will the New 30% Tariff Help or Hurt the Solar Industry?

Category: Energy

March 13, 2018

By: Loren Henry – Broker, Worldwide Facilities – San Diego

To help reduce liability for clients whose businesses employ commercial motor vehicle drivers, insurance retailers should be aware of the new Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing regulations that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Renewable Energy

7 Companies That Have Committed to Renewables in the Past Year

Category: Energy

December 1, 2016

By: Cade Felker – Senior Vice President, Worldwide Facilities

The past twelve months have been big for renewable energy. A large number of global companies have made multi-million- and multi-billion-dollar investments—in various renewable energy projects, as well as high-profile commitments to move their operations to 100% renewable energy by the end of the decade. Here are just a few of the most prominent.

 

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