GE won contracts for 545 megawatts in Brazil, about 63 percent of the capacity awarded in a government-organized auction, the Fairfield, Connecticut-based company said in a statement today. The 1.7- and 1.85-megawatt turbines will be used in 26 wind farms by seven developers, and the orders include 10-year service agreements.
The sales resulting from the Nov. 18 auction add to deals GE completed after a similar event in August, totaling about 1 gigawatt of turbine orders.
The company also agreed to supply 250 megawatts to the Golden West wind farm in El Paso County, Colorado, which will use 147 of its 1.7-megawatt turbines, it said in a separate statement today. GE will maintain the systems under a five-year agreement.
Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)’s Public Service Co. of Colorado will buy the wind farm’s electricity, enough for about 77,500 homes, under a 25-year contract. The state is required to generate 30 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
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