GE announces 545 MW of orders for wind turbines to power wind farms in Brazil

GE announced on Thursday the award of 545 megawatts (MW) of orders for wind turbines in Brazil’s A-3 auction, which was held on 18 November 2013.

Exact financial details of these orders were not available.

The company also agreed to supply 250 megawatts to the Golden West wind farm in El Paso County, Colorado, which will use 147 of its 1.7-megawatt turbines, it said in a separate statement today. GE will maintain the systems under a five-year agreement.

The total amount of energy auctioned was 867 MW, out of which GE secured 63% of the auction capacity. Reportedly, the Brazilian government held this auction to meet demand for the country’s electricity needs in 2016.

According to GE, it will provide 1.7-100 and 1.85-82.5 turbines for wind farms developed by Casa dos Ventos, Eletrosul, Contour Global, CEEE, PEC, Rio Energy and Chesf in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Bahia and Piaui. GE also will service the wind turbines for 10 years as part of an operations and maintenance agreement that includes an availability guarantee for the 26 wind farms.

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