Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement for the supply of 20 MW of turbines to the Big Turtle wind farm being developed by Heritage Sustainable Energy in northeast Michigan (US). The deal includes a 12-year operation and maintenance services agreement.
This contract represents a milestone in Gamesa’s sales and product strategy as it marks the debut of its new G114-2.0 MW turbine, designed to yield more power at lower cost at low wind speed sites, in the US market.
“Delivering a low cost of energy is one of the key drivers behind sustained growth in the wind industry. Our G114-2.0 MW model represents an important milestone in the evolution of an already proven technology. Its significantly higher capacity factor reduces the cost of energy by 10 percent and will help keep electricity prices down in Michigan,” according to Gonzalo Onzain, Vice President of Sales for Gamesa in the US.
The ten G114-2.0 MW turbines are scheduled for delivery mid-2014, while the facility is slated for commissioning towards the end of next year. Heritage has already secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with DTE Energy under which the latter will buy the power produced by the new wind farm for the next 20 years.
This is the second supply agreement between Gamesa and Heritage; Gamesa has already installed 28 MW of turbines at Heritage’s Garden wind farm, also located in Michigan.
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