In late 2018, Vestas achieved a milestone of 100 GW of installed wind turbines.
The milestone occurred when Vestas installed a V110-2.0 MW turbine at MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI project in Iowa.
Since the inaugural installation of a V10-30 kW turbine in Denmark in 1979, Vestas has installed over 66,000 turbines in approximately 80 countries. Today, Vestas’ largest onshore wind turbine is the V150-4.2 MW.
“We have pioneered wind energy across the globe for 40 years, and to install 100 GW together with our customers and partners is something we are extremely proud of as it underlines how far Vestas and wind energy have come,” says Anders Runevad, president and CEO of Vestas. “It’s also a pleasure to celebrate this milestone with a key customer like MidAmerican Energy. Reaching this milestone has required continuous innovation, strong commitment and great execution from all Vestas’ employees, and the 100 GW therefore represents a key part of the foundation that enables us to develop the sustainable energy solutions of the future.”
Based on global average electricity, 100 GW of wind energy saves around 129 million metric tons of CO2 annually, according to Vestas.