Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co., for the Cactus Flats wind farm in Texas.
The 148 MW order comprises supply and commissioning of 43 V126-3.45 MW turbines and a 20-year service contract designed to maximize uptime and energy production. Delivery and commissioning are planned for 2017 and 2018, respectively.
“We are pleased to be part of Southern Power’s growing wind portfolio,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada. “This order further expands our 4 MW footprint in North America, reaffirming both the versatility and proven ability of our platforms to deliver low-cost, reliable wind energy.”
The Cactus Flats project was recently sold to Southern Power from Renewable Energy Systems.