GE Renewable Energy is providing 71 of its latest generation 2.8-127 onshore wind turbines for Scout Clean Energy‘s 200-MW Sweetland Wind Project in Hand County, South Dakota. The project is owned and operated by Scout.
“We are excited to enter into yet another major turbine purchase agreement with GE Renewable Energy for Sweetland Wind Farm,” said Michael Rucker, CEO and founder of Scout. “This order paves the way for our Sweetland project to begin construction shortly, and when commissioned next year will add to Scout’s growing contribution of carbon-free, renewable energy to South Dakota. Scout has now successfully purchased, installed and managed over 1,070 MW of wind power capacity produced by GE wind turbines.”
Sweetland is expected to produce over 878,000 MWh of renewable power each year, producing enough power for approximately 81,000 homes.
“GE is delighted to continue our partnership with Scout Clean Energy, working on Sweetland Wind Farm,” said Steve Swift, Chief Commercial Officer for GE’s Onshore Wind business. “Our best-selling 2.8-MW wind turbines are an ideal fit for South Dakota’s wind conditions and this project is a critical component to help bring affordable, sustainable, renewable energy to the region.
Of the total onshore wind capacity installed nationwide, the American Clean Power Association reported that GE turbine technology was deployed in 50% of new capacity additions, as well as 49% of new onshore wind projects under development with a known equipment supplier.
Sweetland is expected to support over 200 temporary construction jobs and 10 permanent full-time positions once the project begins operations. The economic benefits to the community are estimated to meet or exceed $35 million in new local revenues over the expected life of the Sweetland project.
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