Gamesa says it is working on its first distributed wind energy project with its partner, Harvest the Wind.
The companies are collaborating on the community wind project that will help HARBEC Plastics, a manufacturer located in western New York, offset its retail energy rates and carbon emissions. HARBEC Plastics will use one of Gamesa's G58-850 kW turbines to supply electricity directly to HARBEC's plant in Ontario, N.Y.
This is Gamesa's first distributed wind project with Harvest the Wind. The two companies signed an agreement in March that makes Harvest the Wind a primary distributor of Gamesa's family of G5X-850 kW turbines for community and distributed wind energy projects.
Harvest the Wind's regional partner, Sustainable Energy Developments, designed, permitted and will install the G58 turbine on a 55-meter tower at the Wayne Industrial Sustainability Park, where HARBEC is located. Construction is set to begin in September, and the project is scheduled to be completed and online by the end of the year.