GE Renewable Energy announces 2.9 gigawatts of commitments for its 2 MW-127 wind turbines

Published on February 12, 2018 by Kevin Randolph

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GE Renewable Energy recently announced that it secured commitments for 2.9 gigawatts (GW) of its variably rated 2.2 megawatts (MW) to 2.5 MW onshore wind turbine with a 127-meter rotor in North America.

The largest commitments are for projects with Invenergy, NextEra Energy Resources, Lincoln Clean Energy, and Avangrid Renewables.

“We’re delighted by the positive response from our customers to the GE 2 MW-127 and look forward to improving their project economics as we install this leading technology at wind farms across North America,” Pete McCabe, president & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind Business, said.

The turbine builds on GE’s 2 MW platform, which has over 5.5 GW installed and operating today, General Electric (GE) said. The 2 MW-127 has an increases the capacity factor and Annual Energy Production (AEP) of GE’s 2 MW range offerings.

The turbines come digitally-equipped and ready to use GE’s Predix core applications, which include its Asset Performance Management (APM), Cybersecurity and Business Optimization (BO) solutions.