GE Secures 350 MW Order for Wind Project in Texas

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by Innergex to supply 139 wind turbines for Innergex’s 350 MW Foard City Wind project in Texas.

GE 350 MW Texas

GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Innergex Renewable Energy to supply 139 of its 2.X-127 onshore wind turbines on 89-meter towers for Innergex’s approximately 350 MW Foard City Wind project located in Foard County, Texas. The order also includes a 20-year full-service agreement.

The Foard City wind farm reached commercial operation on September 27, 2019. The deal is another sign of the success of GE Renewable Energy’s best-selling 2 MW product platform, which will have a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW by the end of 2019. GE’s 2 MW fleet operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability.

Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Wind, Americas, said, “We look forward to working with Innergex on this project. GE is focused on delivering technology and long-term services that enable customers like Innergex to succeed in bringing clean, affordable renewable energy to the grid, both now and well into the future.”

The US wind market remains strong. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), 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.

GE Renewable Energy was recognised by AWEA as the top manufacturer of wind turbines in the US in 2018, supplying over 3 GW of capacity, 40 percent of the total onshore wind installed nationwide.

Recently, GE Renewable Energy and China Huaneng Group have signed an agreement at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) to build a 715 MW wind farm in Puyang, Henan Province, China.

This record deal represents GE’s largest-ever wind order in Asia, as well as the single-largest onshore wind deal ever awarded to a non-Chinese wind turbine generator OEM in China. For China Huaneng and the Henan province, this world-class low-wind-speed wind farm project has been recognised as National Energy Administration’s plain wind development demonstration project, and also a key new energy development project of Henan province, providing enough green electricity to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes in Henan Province.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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