Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) was awarded seven orders for safe harbor equipment during calendar-year 2017. With a combined total wind capacity of 318 MW, the orders enable all seven undisclosed customers across the U.S. to qualify projects for 80% of the federal production tax credit (PTC), says SGRE.
According to the company, these orders allow PTC qualification for both new and repowering wind projects entering commercial operations before the end of 2021. The orders, ranging from 29 MW to 76 MW, consist of different models and components of SGRE’s product portfolio.
“These orders demonstrate the U.S. market’s continued confidence in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as a trusted technology partner for new installations and repowering initiatives,” says José Antonio Miranda, onshore Americas CEO.
With more than 150 project sites across 32 U.S. states and its territories, SGRE notes it has installed more than 17 GW in the U.S. – enough energy to power over five million average homes.