- Orders for 180 of GE’s 2.8-127 and 2.7-116 turbines
- Turbines to be installed at ENGIE’s King Plains and Triple H Wind Projects
Schenectady, NY, November 13, 2019 – GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by ENGIE North America to supply 180 onshore wind turbines for two wind projects. The agreements include 88 2.8-127 turbines for the King Plains wind project in Oklahoma, and 92 2.7-116 turbines for the first phase of the Triple H Wind project in South Dakota.
Construction on the projects began this year, and both projects are expected to reach commercial operation in the second half of 2020. With these latest projects, ENGIE North America has contracted with GE Renewable Energy for 885 MW of new wind turbines in the past year, demonstrating a strong effort towards expanding renewable energy in the US.
Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Wind, Americas, said, "We’re delighted to partner with ENGIE on these projects. 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.”
The US wind market remains strong. 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.
GE Renewable Energy was recognized by AWEA as the top manufacturer of wind turbines in the US in 2018, supplying over 3 GW of capacity, or 40 percent of the total onshore wind energy installed nationwide in 2018.
About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
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About ENGIE North America
ENGIE North America Inc. offers a range of capabilities in the United States and Canada to help customers decarbonize, decentralize, and digitalize their operations. These include comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense; clean power generation; energy storage; and retail energy supply that includes renewable, demand response, and on-bill financing options. Nearly 100% of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and a leading energy efficiency services provider in the world, employing 160,000 people. For more information on ENGIE North America, please visit our Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook pages or www.engie-na.com.
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