Vestas receives 145 MW wind power order for the USA

The wind turbines will be delivered in early 2011, with commissioning for the 145-megawatt wind energy project expected by the end of 2011. The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.

“We are pleased to continue to strengthen the relationship with We Energies and look forward to being part of this wind farm project,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “We Energies has selected an excellent wind turbine, and we will work closely with them to make this project a great success.”

Vestas began its partnership with We Energies in 1999, supplying the utility its first wind turbines in Byron, Wisconsin. In 2007, Vestas delivered 88 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the Blue Sky Green Field wind farm that went online in 2008.

“Our experience with the Vestas V82 wind turbine at our Blue Sky Green Field wind farm has surpassed projections,” says Rick Kuester, Executive Vice President of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the parent company of We Energies. “The Vestas V90-1.8 delivers the lowest overall cost for customers and is a good fit with the wind resource at the site.”

Headquartered in Milwaukee, We Energies serves more than 1.1 million consumers in Wisconsin and Michigan with electricity.