Vestas has received an order for 73 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for an expansion of the Alta Wind Energy Center, which will be located near Tehachapi, Calif. The expansion will include a total 100 V90-3.0 MW turbines, as 27 were already purchased in 2010. The order has been placed by subsidiaries of Alta Wind Holdings LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power LLC.
The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a five-year service and maintenance agreement for the 300 MW project. Delivery is scheduled for this fall, and commissioning is expected later this year.
In July 2010, Vestas won a 570 MW order from Terra-Gen for 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines for the Alta Wind Energy Center. The Alta Wind Energy Center is a proposed 1.5 GW wind project located in Kern County.