GE Renewable Energy has announced a commitment to provide Invenergy with 120 GE2.5-116 90-meter turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm in Reagan County, Texas.
The 300 MW wind farm, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of the year, will power the equivalent of 102,500 U.S. homes.
According to GE, this is Invenergy’s first wind farm using GE 2.5-116 turbines. A portion of the turbines installed at the Santa Rita wind farm will include blades manufactured by LM Wind Power, which was recently acquired by GE Renewable Energy.
“Invenergy and GE have a long history of successfully working together to provide several gigawatts of affordable, reliable sustainable energy,” says Pete McCabe, president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind business. “We are pleased to continue this relationship as we develop the Santa Rita Wind Farm and bring more renewable energy to Texas.”
“We are always exploring innovative ways to advance our clean energy generation, and we’re excited to work with GE – a long-standing partner with an excellent reputation for innovation – to maximize the efficiency of our Santa Rita Wind Farm,” comments Jim Shield, Invenergy’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
GE says it will also implement digital wind farm solutions, including software to support wind operations, such as asset performance management analytic capabilities and cyber security through its SCADA secure edition.