Washington Utility Extends 429 MW Service Contract With Vestas

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Vestas has signed a 10-year extension agreement to service the Whiskey Ridge, Wild Horse and Hopkins Ridge wind projects. Located in central Washington, these facilities feature 214 V80-1.8 and 22 V80-2.0 MW turbines. Since their inception, Vestas has serviced all three sites, which later were incorporated into a Master Service Agreement. The new agreement extends Vestas’ commitment to the projects through 2025.

A Washington state utility, Puget Sound Energy is the second-largest utility owner of wind power in the U.S., and the Pacific Northwest’s largest utility producer of renewable energy.

Embodying Vestas’ more flexible approach to service solutions, the extended service agreement, which covers all three sites, includes a time-based availability guarantee that supports optimal turbine utilisation and productivity. This comprehensive service package includes scheduled preventive maintenance, diagnostic services and unscheduled maintenance, and full component coverage for maximum performance.

“PSE is excited to continue our excellent partnership with Vestas,” said John Mannetti, PSE’s Director of Wind Resources and Asset Management. “They’ve serviced these sites from the beginning of our wind program, and we’re glad they’ll be continuing to work with us as our assets progress through their lifecycle.”

“Extending this service contract speaks to the strong partnership between Vestas and Puget Sound Energy. Since 2005, we have provided world-class service for their fleet of Vestas wind turbines,” said Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “We are proud that Puget Sound Energy continues to trust our dedicated service team to deliver a portfolio management strategy that ensures the greatest long-term optimisation and return on investment for their assets.”

—  Source: Vestas