The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012, and commissioning is expected in late 2012.
“We are very pleased to be working with Exelon Wind to bring more clean energy to Michigan,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. “The V100-1.8 MW is well-designed for the wind speeds of this area.”
The contract includes Vestas’ Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 maintenance program. The AOM 4000 program guarantees turbine availability and includes all planned and unplanned maintenance services. AOM 4000 also includes continuous remote monitoring and surveillance of the project via the VestasOnline® SCADA system.
The Harvest II Wind Project will provide enough electricity to power nearly 18,000 Michigan homes. The Harvest I Wind Project – the first utility-scale wind power plant in Michigan – was commissioned in 2008 and includes 32 Vestas V82-1.65 MW turbines.
Exelon Wind also owns the Michigan Wind 2 Project, which is under construction and will include 50 V100-1.8 MW turbines. Michigan Wind 2 is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
This order is Vestas’ 12th North American order announcement in 2011. Combined, Vestas has secured orders totaling 1,617 MW for the year in the United States and Canada. It is also the 11th contract secured for a project using V100-1.8 MW wind turbines in North America since 2010.
By José Santamarta, www.vestas.com