Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy signed its first project with Renewable Energy Systems in Canada to supply wind turbines for RES’ 100-MW Hilda wind-power project in Alberta.
Siemens will supply 20 SG 5.0-145 turbines, which will provide power for about 50,000 homes.
The project ramps up the company’s partnership with RES in North America, while helping Alberta, as well as Canada, reach its 30 percent goal of renewable energy generation by 2030. “In partnership with RES and through the Hilda wind-power project, we are two global corporations truly working to generate positive impact within our local communities, and this project is proof of that,” said Shannon Sturgil, CEO, Onshore North America, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “RES continues to be a key partner in providing clean-energy solutions, as well as a strong global citizen in the communities we serve, and we are proud to expand our partnership with them into Canada.”
The 71-meter blade on the SG 4.X platform integrates aerodynamics and noise reduction features — including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails® Next Generation technology.
This reduction in noise will improve the performance at the Hilda wind power project while remaining within mandated noise emission levels. Siemens Gamesa has orders for more than 1.2 GW of power in western Canada with the SG 4.X platform for installation through 2023.
With wind-turbine installations of almost 3,000 MW installed across Canada from Alberta to Quebec and with signed contracts that will increase to more than 4,000 MW by the end of 2023, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a market leader by cumulative installed capacity.
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