Alberta-headquartered Capital Power has placed a firm and unconditional order for 29 Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines for the New Frontier Wind Project in North Dakota.
The 100 MW order includes the supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a multiyear Active Output Management 5000 service agreement. Delivery is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018, and commissioning is planned for the end of the year.
According to Vestas, North Dakota has nearly 3 GW of installed wind capacity, serving more than 4,000 wind jobs and generating more than 20% of the state’s electricity.
“Capital Power has more than 10 years of experience operating Vestas turbines, and we look forward to building on this long-standing relationship with Vestas at New Frontier Wind, our second wind development project in the United States,” comments Darcy Trufyn, Capital Power’s senior vice president of operations, engineering and construction.