Kansas Wind Project To Be Powered By 54 Vestas Towers


Edmonton, Alberta-based Capital Power Corp. has placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 of Vestas’ V117-3.3 MW turbines, to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project in Kansas.

The order includes a five-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement, which is a full-scope service package to maximize uptime, performance and energy production, says Vestas.

Manufacturing and shipment are expected to occur mainly this year, whereas commissioning is scheduled for the first and second quarters of 2017.

“We are pleased to build on our long-standing relationship with Vestas and to expand our growing wind portfolio into Kansas,” comments Brian Vaasjo, president and CEO of Capital Power. “The Vestas turbines we have at other projects in North America have performed well in a variety of wind resource areas, and we expect this project to enjoy similar success.”

Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, adds that the Bloom Wind Project marks the first V117-3.3 MW turbines in Kansas.

The project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 67,000 Kansas households with clean energy annually, says Vestas.

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