GE Renewable Energy recently announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean-energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Texas. The 300 MW wind farm, expected to be commissioned in 2018, will power the equivalent of 102,500 U.S. homes.
This is Invenergy’s first wind farm using GE’s 2.5-116 turbines, which offer greater energy capture and improved project economics for wind developers. A portion of the turbines installed at the Santa Rita wind farm will include blades manufactured by LM Wind Power, recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy.
“Invenergy and GE have a long history of successfully working together to provide several gigawatts of affordable, reliable, sustainable energy,” said Pete McCabe, president and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. “We are pleased to continue this relationship as we develop the Santa Rita Wind Farm and bring more renewable energy to Texas.”
“We are always exploring innovative ways to advance our clean-energy generation, and we’re excited to work with GE — a long-standing partner with an excellent reputation for innovation — to maximize the efficiency of our Santa Rita Wind Farm,” said Jim Shield, Invenergy’s EVP and chief commercial officer.
GE also will implement its digital wind farm solutions, including software to support wind operations including asset performance management analytic capabilities and cyber security through its SCADA secure edition.
Source: GE Renewable Energy
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