Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power for 39 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Black Oak Getty wind farm in Stearns County, Minnesota.
The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management (AOM5000) service agreement, which supports maximum energy production from the turbines. Once completed, the Black Oak Getty wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 30,000 Minnesota homes. The entire power output from the wind farm has been sold to Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) under a 20-year contract.
Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada is enthusiastic about Vestas’ growing partnership with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a leading developer of clean energy solutions in markets throughout the U.S. “We are happy to partner with Sempra U.S. Gas & Power as they expand their renewable portfolio and bring more clean energy to the people of Minnesota,” said Brown. “The workhorse V110-2.0 MW turbine that has been selected for the Black Oak Getty wind farm has a strong track record of performance and reliability, and we are confident it will meet expectations for this project.”
“We are pleased to partner with Vestas to construct Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s newest wind farm as we continue to diversify our renewables portfolio and demonstrate our commitment to renewables development,” said Kevin Sagara, senior vice president and president, renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. “We look forward to growing our relationship with Vestas through the construction of this project, and to providing a stable supply of clean power to Minnesota.”
Turbine delivery for the Black Oak Getty wind farm is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2016.
Vestas sold its first wind turbines in the United States in 1980, and established its North America subsidiary the following year. As of the end of 2014, Vestas had installed 12,602 MW in the USA. Approximately 4,800 US employees work in our four Colorado factories, in our sales and service headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and at close to 200 wind sites currently under service contract with Vestas.