GE and Wind Capital make 350 MW wind turbine deal

By Isabella Kaminski

GE and Wind Capital Group have signed a deal to provide 228 wind turbines and accompanying operations and maintenance services to wind projects in Oklahoma and Kansas. Together, the projects will generate over 350 MW of energy.

GE will supply 94 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines for the Osage project in Oklahoma, which will provide power to Associated Electric Cooperative, and 134 1.5-82.5 wind turbines for the Post Rock project in Kansas, which will supply power to Westar Energy. The GE wind turbines for both projects are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2012.

Vic Abate, Vice President of GE’s renewable energy business, says: “Since signing our first agreement in 2008, GE and Wind Capital Group have worked together to launch successful projects that utilise our proven 1.5 MW wind turbine reliability and performance.

Wind Capital Group says the new projects push its total installed wind capacity in the US to over half a gigawatt.

Ciaran O’Brien, CEO of Wind Capital Group, says: “This turbine acquisition sends a clear signal that we have a pipeline of high-quality development projects that we are continuing to translate into strong commercial assets.”