Gamesa has completed upgrades for the Medicine Bow Wind Farm, located in Carbon County, Wyo.
The project's nine wind turbines were upgraded to a rated power of 650 kW and 710 kW -Â from 600 kW and 660 kW – resulting in a nearly 8% increase, notes Gamesa, which initiated the upgrades in 2014.
The turbine maker's overhaul and life extension program transforms aging turbine technology into machines for the modern age as all major electrical components and electronic systems are upgraded.
Additionally, the turbine maker says that additional upgrades can be applied to ensure additional profitable operation until year 30 – the end of its service life.
As highlighted in its 2015 to 2017 business plan, Gamesa has high hopes for its overhaul and life extension program in the U.S.
Per the contract, Gamesa will also operate and maintain the wind complex for the next 15 years.