GE has announced that its 15,000th 1.5 MW wind turbine has been installed at Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Crow Lake wind farm in South Dakota. This is one of 108 GE 1.5 MW turbines recently commissioned at the site.
The turbine, which will be owned and operated by Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) through an agreement with Basin Electric, will provide hands-on learning opportunities for students enrolled in MTI's Wind Turbine Technology Program.
The project was made possible by a grant awarded to MTI by the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Additional funding was provided by the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, General Electric and MTI.
Construction at Crow Lake, which has generated 200 construction jobs, according to Basin Electric, began in October 2010. The project spans three counties in South Dakota and has a capacity of 151.5 MW.
SOURCE: GE Power & Water