Telecommunications company Teo and electrical engineering contractor Bergelectric Corp. have announced a partnership to provide communications services to wind farm operators. Initial deployments are currently under way at two sites.
Through the new partnership, Teo and Bergelectric are outfitting each wind turbine with Internet access as well as a telephone equipped with Enhanced 911 technology.
Teo will provide the phones, industrial switches, unified communications platform and other equipment, while Bergelectric will design and install the fiber connections and equipment. Together, the companies will provide voice and data communications to each turbine as well as between disparate turbines.
The partnership plans to deliver complete communications capabilities to the Harvest Wind Project and White Creek Wind I in Roosevelt, Wash. Combined, the two projects consist of 132 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines.