Blattner Energy, a power generation contractor and leading provider of renewable energy construction in North America, announced that it has more than 25,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power installed or under contract across North America, more than any other contractor. This accounts for approximately one-third of all installed wind power capacity in the United States and Canada.
Blattner Energy shares this milestone with the entire wind power industry. According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power delivered 28 percent of all new generating capacity installed over the past five years and was the largest source of new generation in 2014.
“Milestones such as these demonstrate to lawmakers that wind power is a significant, growing and long-lasting part of the power mix,” said Scott Blattner, president of Blattner Energy. “This accomplishment speaks to the outstanding work and commitment of our teams, and to the strength of the entire wind power industry. We thank our employees, clients and valued vendors for helping us reaching this record.”
This milestone is supported by the wind power portfolio of Blattner Energy, its sister company, D.H. Blattner & Sons, Inc., and Canadian joint-venture operation, Borea Construction, ULC. The Blattner Family of Companies has built more than 195 wind projects since 2001, including the five single-largest wind farms in the United States. The 25,000 MW milestone also includes:
· The creation of more than 10,000 jobs in the U.S. alone
· More than 14,400 turbines installed
· More than 4,100 miles of turbine access roads constructed
· Approximately 830 miles of transmission line installed
· More than 100 substations ranging from 69-500 kV
— Source: Blattner Energy