Vestas receives 178 MW order in Kansas
Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) has placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 V117-3.3 MW turbines, to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project in Kansas.
The order includes a five-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, which is a full-scope service package to maximize uptime, performance and energy production.
Manufacturing and shipment is mainly expected to occur in 2016, whereas commissioning is scheduled for the first and second quarter of 2017.
“We are pleased to build on our long-standing relationship with Vestas and to expand our growing wind portfolio into Kansas,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power. “The Vestas turbines we have at other projects in North America have performed well in a variety of wind resource areas, and we expect this project to enjoy similar success.”
Since its launch in 2010, Vestas has sold over 14 GW of the 3.0 MW turbine platform globally, proving the platform’s versatility and ability to provide an optimal turbine configuration across each unique wind site.
“Our 3 MW turbine platform is proving its versatility across a variety of North American wind regimes, and we are starting to see much broader deployment across the mid-western wind belt,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “This project will be the first V117-3.3 MW turbines Kansas, where the combination of a robust design, outstanding grid support, and a large rotor make this turbine an outstanding choice to minimize the cost of energy throughout the life of the project. We’re very happy to add this latest agreement to our growing strategic relationship with Capital Power Corporation.”
The Bloom wind project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 67,000 Kansas households with clean energy annually.
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About Capital Power Corporation
Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources.
Capital Power owns more than 3,200 megawatts of power generation capacity at 18 facilities across North America.