GE Energy's installed fleet of 1.5 MW wind turbines has surpassed 115 million operating hours in commercial service worldwide, the company says.
‘This is an industry record for a single model of wind turbine,’ says Victor Abate, vice president, renewables, for GE Energy. ‘This milestone has been achieved by more than 8,500 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines around the world, including more than 5,200 in the United States. This performance milestone firmly establishes our 1.5 MW wind turbine as the workhorse of the global wind energy industry.’
GE's worldwide service and parts infrastructure includes customer support and remote monitoring centers in Schenectady, N.Y., and Salzbergen, Germany, and the company has announced the opening of a parts fulfillment center in Schenectady. The facility will feature 24-hour-a-day access and new online ordering tools. GE will also open a parts operation center near Memphis, Tenn., later this month.
SOURCE: GE Energy