November 13, 2019 | Power Engineering
ENGIE North America has selected GE Renewable Energy to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two projects in the Plains states.
The agreements include 88 2-MW GE turbines for the King Plains wind project in Oklahoma, and 92 2-MW turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind farm in South Dakota.
Construction on both projects began this year and are expected to reach commercial operation by the second half of 2020. ENGIE North America, the renewable wing of the French energy utility, has contracted with GE on 885 MW in new wind capacity in the past year.
“We’re delighted to partner with ENGIE on these projects,” Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Wind, said in a statement. “Our best-selling 2 MW turbines are a great fit for Engie’s needs, and we’re proud to help bring additional clean, affordable, renewable energy to their customers in Oklahoma and South Dakota.”
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the second quarter of 2019 saw a record wind capacity of nearly 42 GW under construction or in advanced development, a 10 percent increase over the level of activity this time last year
Globally, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400 GW of clean energy capacity.
The King Plains project in Oklahoma dates back to 2015 and was originally developed by APEX Clean Energy, according to reports. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved the request for Triple H this summer.
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