Alstom has announced the start of commercial operation of the Adams and Danielson wind farms in Meeker County, Minn. The projects, which are the result of a contract worth approximately $60 million, began commercial operation on March 9.
Each of the two wind farms uses 12 Alstom ECO 86 wind turbines to generate approximately 20 MW of electricity, for a combined total of 24 turbines and 40 MW of capacity. The contract includes supply, transportation, installation support, commissioning and five years of turbine maintenance services. The project was developed by Juhl Wind Inc. and financed by JPM Capital Corp., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.