GE and Wind Capital Group have inked deals for 228 wind turbines and the associated operations and maintenance services for projects in Oklahoma and Kansas. The projects will provide more than 350 MW of power for the midwestern U.S. and create jobs and economic stimulus for local landowners and surrounding communities, according to the companies.
GE will supply 94 of its 1.6 MW wind turbines for the Osage project in Oklahoma, which will provide power to Associated Electric Cooperative. GE will also supply 134 1.5 MW wind turbines for the Post Rock project in Kansas, which will supply power to Westar. The GE wind turbines for both projects are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2012.
The two new projects will increase Wind Capital Group's U.S. wind power footprint to more than 500 MW.