GE Renewable Energy announced that it has secured 2,010 MW in onshore wind orders in North America through May 2019. These 728 turbines will power the equivalent of over 800,000 homes and will include wind farms across the United States, such as Engie’s recently announced 160-MW Jumbo Hill wind farm.
The majority of these orders were for GE Renewable Energy’s best-selling, 2-MW product platform, which will have a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW by the end of 2019. GE’s 2-MW fleet operates at an industry-leading average of 98-plus percent availability.
“This is a time of unprecedented growth and demand for the onshore wind industry in the U.S., and we are proud to offer technology and service offerings that meet the specific needs of our customers,” said Vikas Anand, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO, Americas Onshore Wind.
The U.S. wind market remains strong. According to the American Wind Energy Association, a record 35,000 MW are in the pipeline as of the end of 2018, a 23% increase over 2017. GE Renewable Energy was recognized by AWEA as the top manufacturer of wind turbines in the US in 2018, supplying over 3 GW of capacity, 40% of the total onshore wind installed, nationwide.
With one of the most diverse renewable energy portfolios in the industry, GE Renewable Energy offers customers a wide range of products and services – from onshore and offshore wind equipment to grid solutions and digital services offerings – to help them drive down the cost of electricity and bring green electrons to the grid.
GE Renewable Energy is attending AWEA WINDPOWER 2019 in Houston, Texas, May 21 to 23 (Booth 1426).