The Horse Butte Wind project near Idaho Falls, Idaho will feature 32 turbines and provide clean energy primarily to communities in Utah, as well as in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, and California.
Vestas will provide the V100,1.8-MW turbines for a 57.6-MW order. The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with up to a six-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2010 and commissioning is expected in the second half of 2011. Turbine may also be added later to bring the total project size to 99 MW. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), a political subdivision of Utah, will develop the project and purchase all of the energy from it for its participating members.
“We are very excited to sell our first V100-1.8 MW turbine in the United States,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “We also are supplying turbines for the first time to Idaho, which has strong wind resources and has great potential to be a high-growth state for wind power.”
“This is an exciting day for UAMPS,” says Doug Hunter, UAMPS’ general manager. “Our members take their responsibility of planning for the long-term energy needs of their cities and towns very seriously. Adding an additional wind resource to our power supply portfolio is a smart choice that gives our members more options, so they can continue to provide the cleanest, most reliable and affordable electricity possible to their communities.”
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