The 18 wind turbines order is an expansion of the site that already includes 32 units of the V90-3.0 MW commissioned in 2008. Once completed, the total wind energy installed capacity of the 50 units will be 150 megawatts, meeting the electricity needs of about 9,000 homes.
“The V90-3.0 MW turbine is currently the largest wind turbine in commercial operation in North America,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “We are excited to play an important role in the development of Canada’s wind-generating capacity. We look forward to continuing the long-term working relationship with TransAlta.”
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, TransAlta is Canada’s largest publicly-traded provider of renewable energy.
As of June 30, 2009, Vestas had supplied 828 wind turbines to Canadian wind power plants.
Vestas Americas is the business unit responsible for the sales and service of Vestas wind turbines in the United States and Canada. Vestas supplied its first wind turbine to North America in 1981 and since has installed more than 11,000. Globally, Vestas has installed over 39,000 wind turbines since 1979.