Goldwind Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (Goldwind), has signed agreements to supply Findlay, Ohio-based One Energy Enterprises LLC with 60 MW of wind turbines.
The turbines will be supplied for various distributed generation wind projects as part of One Energy’s Wind for Industry model. The company says its Wind for Industry model is designed to reduce an industrial facility’s electrical consumption from the grid, as well as provide manufacturers with 20 years of electricity-rate certainty, by installing one or more utility-scale wind turbines and interconnecting them on the facility’s side of its utility meter.
As part of the framework agreement, a firm order of 20 GW 87/1500 turbines is scheduled for immediate delivery. The financing for One Energy’s projects is being provided by Prudential Capital Group as part of a combined senior and subordinated debt facility. The first four turbines will supply wind to Whirlpool Corp. facilities in Marion and Ottawa, Ohio.
One Energy plans to start stocking turbines at its yard in the U.S. in order to shorten the project delivery time for Wind for Industry projects. This turbine agreement was designed to create a framework in which One Energy can work toward delivering wind projects in 90 days.
“We are delighted to be working with One Energy and Prudential Capital in directly powering industrial facilities for some of the largest companies in the United States,” says David Halligan, CEO of Goldwind Americas.