The order is part of a global master supply agreement between Vestas and EDF Énergies Nouvelles and EDF Renewable Energy for future onshore wind turbine installations in the United States and Europe for deliveries in 2016 to 2019.
“Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more than 2 GW of the Vestas wind turbines throughout the U.S.,” said Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF Renewable Energy. “Our order today further demonstrates the success of our partnership and industry collaboration to bring more wind energy projects online.”
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as an Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximize uptime, performance, and energy production. Nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories.
“This order secures EDF Renewable Energy’s ability to capture the full value of the PTC by strategically deploying our versatile 2.0 MW platform on a variety of wind sites, delivering more cost-competitive wind energy to rate payers throughout the U.S.,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
Since the Vestas 2 MW-platform’s debut, more than 33 GW have been installed globally, both onshore and offshore.