Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected by NextEra Energy Resources to repower two wind farms in Texas. The newly repowered wind farms are expected to deliver up to 25% more annual energy production, boost reliability and efficiency, and extend service life.
The two wind farms currently feature Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model turbines. The repowering program will upgrade them to the SWT-2.3-108 model. Project completion is expected by year-end and the wind farms will remain operational during the repowering process.
“We are very pleased to continue our work with NextEra Energy Resources. Through Siemens Gamesa’s repowering program, we’re making it possible to optimize our customers’ assets and extend their service life –maximizing the value of their investments–”, said Jacob Andersen, Head, Onshore, North America, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Harnessing its expertise in both turbine technology and turbine operation and maintenance services, SGRE has developed a comprehensive and customizable repowering program. The program offers solutions in all phases of a repowering project including siting guidance, financing, planning, construction, service and operation. SGRE further offers a turbine overhaul option designed to upgrade the electrical and electronic components of wind turbines from other turbine suppliers, improving performance and increasing energy production.
“Siemens Gamesa is a valuable partner and we look forward to working with them on these important projects,” said Armando Pimentel, president and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources.
With a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has a presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide. Its end-to-end value chain presence encompasses onshore and offshore wind turbine design, manufacturing, installation as well as cutting-edge service solutions. The global headquarters and legal domicile of the company is located in Zamudio, Spain. The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange.