GE Wind Turbines to Power Maine’s Island

 Harnessing Maine’s strong ocean winds, three wind turbines supplied by GE (NYSE: GE) now are producing power for the residents of Vinalhaven and North Haven, two year-round communities that comprise the Fox Islands located in Penobscot Bay in mid-coast Maine.

The wind facility, which has three GE 1.5-megawatt machines on site, was dedicated today as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the wind energy project developer, Fox Islands Wind, LLC. On average, the project is expected to generate approximately 11,600 megawatt hours of electricity per year, supplying the island’s communities with year-round cleaner, more affordable power.

"This project demonstrates wind energy’s reliability and cost-effectiveness," said Victor Abate, vice president – renewables for GE Power & Water. "The Fox Islands Wind Project should serve as an example of how safe, clean, renewable wind energy can power America and create jobs. GE is proud to be a part of this project and we’re confident that wind power will be a major source of clean, affordable energy for communities large and small."

GE’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines are the most widely deployed wind turbines in the world, with more than 12,000 now installed. They have been the top-selling wind turbines in the United States for six straight years, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

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