Vestas wins a 370 MW order from Xcel Energy for two wind repowering projects in the US

Vestas has received an order for two wind projects totaling 370 MW to upgrade the Pleasant Valley and Border Winds projects owned by Xcel Energy in the US.

The order for the 213 MW Pleasant Valley project in Minnesota consists of 97 V110-2.0 MW turbines delivered in 2.2 MW operating mode, while the 156 MW Border Winds project, located in North Dakota, consists of 71 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines delivered in 2.2 MW operation, which will upgrade current V100-2.0 MW technology at both sites.

“Vestas and Xcel Energy have a strong track record of bringing wind power to local communities across the US and we look forward to continuing this partnership by extending the longevity and increasing the power projection of current wind projects like Pleasant Valley in Minnesota and Border Winds. in North Dakota,” said Laura Beane, president of Vestas North America. “Upgrading the site’s current technology will not only extend the life of the project and provide clean energy to thousands of homes, but it will also provide necessary economic opportunities for these communities.”

“As a national leader in wind energy, we are pleased to be working with Vestas on the repowering of two Upper Midwest wind farms that have long provided clean, affordable energy for our customers, as well as economic benefits for surrounding communities. Advancing technology in Pleasant Valley in Minnesota and Border Winds in North Dakota is important to our plan to achieve 85% carbon-free energy by 2030 in the region while keeping energy costs as low as possible,” he said. Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy. Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Both projects include supply, delivery and commissioning of the turbines, and Vestas will continue to service the turbines and provide an energy-based availability guarantee designed to ensure optimized asset performance.

Turbine delivery for both projects will begin in the second quarter of 2025 and commissioning is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2025.