Vestas, Xcel Energy Partner For More U.S. Wind

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Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc.

The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation across 12 projects located in seven states throughout its territory. This expansion will increase Xcel Energy’s wind capacity to more than 10,000 MW by the end of 2021, notes Vestas.

The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 10-year service agreement. Turbine delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

Xcel Energy and Vestas previously partnered on the 600 MW Rush Creek wind project in Colorado. Rush Creek, currently under construction, uses turbines produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories.

“We are pleased to expand our portfolio with Xcel Energy and supply the V116-2.0 MW, one of our most advanced turbines in the 2 MW platform, which will help Xcel Energy realize their vision to deliver low-cost wind energy to their customers,” states Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.

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