GE will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for its 180 MW Meikle Wind project, located approximately 33 kilometers north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia. The 61 turbines will combine 35 of GE's 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 turbines, using a mixture of technologies to improve annual energy production across the site.
Once operational, the 180 MW Meikle Wind project will be the largest wind project in British Columbia and will generate enough energy to power the equivalent annual energy needs of 54,000 British Columbian homes, while and increase the installed wind power capacity in the province by 38%.
The contract with Pattern Energy includes a full-service agreement provided by GE. Commercial operation of the Meikle Wind project is expected to begin in late 2016.