GE Renewable Energy announces 494MW orders
Posted on 30 Nov 2019 and read 1266 times
GE Renewable Energy (www.ge.com
) has been selected by Engie North America to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two projects.
The agreements include 88 2.8-127 turbines for the King Plains wind project in Oklahoma, and 92 2.7-116 turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind project in South Dakota.
Construction on the projects began this year, and both are expected to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2020.
With these latest projects, Engie North America has contracted with GE Renewable Energy for 885MW of new wind turbines in the past year, demonstrating a ‘strong effort towards expanding renewable energy in the USA’.
Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Wind, Americas, said: “We are delighted to partner with Engie on these projects.
“Our best-selling 2MW turbines are a great fit for Engie’s needs, and we are proud to help bring additional renewable energy to their customers in Oklahoma and South Dakota.”
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the second quarter of 2019 saw a record wind capacity of nearly 42GW under construction or in advanced development — a 10% increase over the level of activity at this time last year.
GE Renewable Energy was recognized by AWEA as ‘the top manufacturer of wind turbines in the USA in 2018’, supplying over 3GW of capacity — 40% of the total onshore wind energy installed nation-wide in 2018.