AkuoEnergyhasannounced that its Chicago-based subsidiary, Akuo Energy USA, has selected 56 GE 1.7-103 wind turbines to power its Rocksprings Phase I wind farm in Val Verde County, Texas.
In addition to a turbine supply deal, Akuo Energy USA and GE have entered into a full service agreement for the long-term operation and maintenance of the wind farm. Akuo commenced construction at the Rocksprings project in December 2013, and operations are scheduled to start in 2015. The company plans to build Rocksprings in two phases totaling 180 MW.
Brice Yharrassarry, CEO of Akuo Energy USA, says, “We are pleased to have inked two major contractual agreements for the Rocksprings project, paving [the] way for project financing in the second trimester of 2014.”
“WearethrilledtobringGEturbinesandservicestoAkuoEnergy’sfirstwindfarminAmerica,” addsAnneMcEntee, presidentandCEOofGE’srenewableenergybusiness. “GE’s1.7-103windturbineispartofourprovenportfolioofadvancedtechnology machines, andagreatfitforthewindsofthisprojectinTexas.”