GE says it has become the first company to reach 5 GW of installed wind capacity in Brazil.
As part of the 5 GW, GE’s onshore wind business, a unit of GE Renewable Energy, will commission another 600 MW by the end of September in three projects previously announced:
- In partnership with Casa dos Ventos, the Ventos Araripe III, located in Chapada do Araripe, will be equipped with 156 2.3-116/107 GE turbines;
- The Caldeirão I wind farm, developed with customer Queiroz Galvão and also located in Chapada do Araripe, will have 70 2.7-122 GE turbines; and
- A project in Guaranhuns called PEC Expansion will add 22 turbines to the wind farm, bringing it to 75 operational turbines.
GE Renewable Energy has several facilities dedicated to wind manufacturing and services in the country. Moreover, wind farms operating with GE turbines have been recognized by the Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization as the most efficient in the country, the company says.
“Brazil is an important market for GE Renewable Energy,” says Jean-Claude Robert, general manager for onshore wind in Latin America. “We believe in the growth potential of wind and renewable energy, and we are committed to providing affordable, reliable, sustainable energy to customers across Brazil. We are confident we can continue to grow by using the combined resources of GE – what we call the GE Store – to meet the needs of the wind power industry.”