“This is a tremendous opportunity for Vestas to tap into New England’s clean-energy potential,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “The Granite Reliable project demonstrates that wind power is becoming an important part of America’s generating capacity.” The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.
“We are pleased to move forward with the Granite Reliable Power Windpark using the V90-3.0 MW wind turbines,” says Walter Howard, CEO of Noble Environmental Power. “The wind turbines, which will be the largest-capacity units in Noble’s fleet, will maximise the project’s wind resource, providing clean, reliable electricity and economic growth opportunities for New England.”
Headquartered in Essex, Connecticut, Noble has 726 MW of wind power plants currently in operation in New York and Texas. It also has 1,900 MW of wind energy projects in development across the USA.
This is Vestas’ second major wind farm in New England, USA. Vestas supplied 22 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Kibby I project in Maine that went online in October 2009, and is currently installing an additional 22 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for Kibby II. Commissioning is expected in the first half of 2010.