Suzlon Wind Energy Corp., the North American subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Ltd., plans to bring 728 MW of renewable energy online in the U.S. this year.
Nine projects consisting of 351 newly installed turbines are expected to create more than 50 long-term wind turbine maintenance-related jobs in rural areas. During the construction and commissioning of the nine wind farms across the country, Suzlon estimates that its employees will contribute $1.5 million to the local economies where they live and work.
‘Our construction and service teams are working fervently to install the turbines and get them online so they can begin generating clean power and providing a strong return for our customers' investments, as well as tax revenues for local communities,’ says Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy.Â
The nine Suzlon projects are located in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon and Washington. They encompass community projects in Kansas and Minnesota, and the expansion of the first wind farm in Arizona. Nearly all projects feature Suzlon's S88-2.1 MW wind turbine.
Presently, Suzlon has more than 1,750 MW of wind turbine capacity installed in the U.S.
SOURCE: Suzlon Energy Ltd.