GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced a commitment to provide Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately held clean energy provider, with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Tex-as. The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, will power the equivalent of 102,500 US homes.
This is Invenergy’s first wind farm using GE’s 2.5-116 turbines, which offer greater energy capture and improved project economics for wind developers. A portion of the turbines installed at the San-ta Rita wind farm will include blades manufactured by LM Wind Power, which was recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy.
‘Invenergy and GE have a long history of successfully working together to provide several gigawatts of affordable, reliable, sustainable energy,’ said Pete McCabe, President and CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business. ‘We are pleased to continue this relationship as we develop the Santa Rita Wind Farm and bring more renewable energy to Texas.’
‘We are always exploring innovative ways to advance our clean energy generation and we’re excited to work with GE – a long-standing partner with an excellent reputation for innovation – to maximize the efficiency of our Santa Rita Wind Farm,’ said Invenergy’s EVP & Chief Commercial Officer Jim Shield.
GE will also implement our Digital Wind Farm solutions, including software to support wind opera-tions including Asset Performance Management analytic capabilities and cyber security through its SCADA secure edition.
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between af-fordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.
Invenergy drives innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and oper-ate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy’s home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 15,000 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects.