Siemens Gamesa To Repower Two Texas Wind Farms

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected by NextEra Energy Resources to repower two wind farms in Texas. The newly repowered wind farms are expected to deliver up to 25 percent more annual energy production, boost reliability and efficiency, and extend service life.

The two wind farms feature Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model turbines. The repowering program will upgrade them to the SWT-2.3-108 model. Project completion is expected by year-end, and the wind farms will remain operational during the repowering process.

The SWT-2.3-108 model turbine will be used to upgrade two Texas wind farms. (Courtesy: Siemens Gamesa)

“We are very pleased to continue our work with NextEra Energy Resources,” said Jacob Andersen, head of Onshore North America for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Through Siemens Gamesa’s repowering program, we’re making it possible to optimize our customers’ assets and extend their service life — maximizing the value of their investments.”

Harnessing its expertise in both turbine technology and turbine operation and maintenance services, SGRE has developed a comprehensive and customizable repowering program. The program offers solutions in all phases of a repowering project including siting guidance, financing, planning, construction, service, and operation. SGRE further offers a turbine overhaul option designed to upgrade the electrical and electronic components of wind turbines from other turbine suppliers, improving performance and increasing energy production.

“Siemens Gamesa is a valuable partner, and we look forward to working with them on these important projects,” said Armando Pimentel, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources.

Source: Siemens Gamesa

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