NextEra Energy Resources Selects GE’s New 1.7-100 Brilliant Wind Turbine for Michigan Wind Farm

  NextEra Energy Resources Selects GE’s New 1.7-100 Brilliant Wind Turbine for
  Michigan Wind Farm

  *First Order for GE’s New 1.7-100 Wind Turbine
  *New Turbine Has a 6 Percent Increase in Power
  *Expands Range, Performance of GE’s 1.5-Megawatt and 1.6-Megawatt Wind


Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 08, 2013

Today GE (NYSE: GE) introduced the 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbine, the world’s
most efficient wind turbine in its class. GE will supply 59 of its new
turbines, which will have a hub height of 80 meters, to NextEra Energy
Resources, LLC’s wind farm, planned for the thumb region of Michigan.

The 1.7-100 machine is the second brilliant wind turbine in GE’s portfolio.
GE’s brilliant wind turbines harness the power of the Industrial Internet to
analyze tens of thousands of data points every second, helping to manage
wind’s variability and provide smooth, predictable power. In addition to the
brilliant features, GE’s new 1.7-100 meter wind turbine advances its 1.6-100
wind turbine series by utilizing electrical system upgrades to allow higher
energy productions.

“GE is a trusted partner and a leader in wind turbine technology and
innovation. Wind turbine innovation is key to the continued growth of the wind
industry and we look forward to installing this new 1.7-megawatt technology
machine,” said Armando Pimentel, president and CEO of NextEra Energy

GE’s latest development in wind turbine technology increases the rating on the
1.6-100 from 1.6 megawatt to 1.7 megawatt, boosting the power by 6 percent.
With blades that extend 100 meters—a height of 33 stories—the 1.7-100 has the
ability to capture additional energy, making it well suited to a variety of
wind farm locations. It is the world’s most efficient wind turbine in its

“Our highest capacity factor turbines are the flagship products in our
portfolio,” said Keith Longtin, general manager, wind products for GE’s
renewable energy business. “The 1.7-100 is the latest evolution of our
advanced wind turbine technology and was designed to ensure consistent
performance, reliability and efficiency.”

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