Vestas has received an order for 459 MW of V136-4.2 MW turbines from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy. The contract is for two wind projects: TB Flats I and II in Wyoming. In addition to the previously purchased V110-2.0 MW turbines, the two projects will have a combined capacity of 503 MW.
TB Flats I and II are part of PacifiCorp’s Energy Vision 2020 initiative, a $3.1 billion investment to expand wind power via repowering existing projects, adding 1,150 MW of new wind resources by the end of 2020 — and building a 140-mile transmission line segment in Wyoming to enable wind generation.
As part of Energy Vision 2020, Vestas and PacifiCorp previously partnered on repowering the Marengo and Marengo II wind projects in Washington, upgrading the site’s existing V80-1.8 MW turbines with V100-2.0 MW turbines.
“We’re pleased PacifiCorp has selected our V136-4.2 MW, operating in 4.3-MW power optimized mode for the TB Flats I and II projects,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada. “With their Energy Vision 2020 initiative and commitment to expanding wind energy, PacifiCorp brings both the environmental and economic benefits of low-cost, competitive, and clean wind energy to their customers and communities.”
Turbine delivery will begin in the second quarter of 2020, with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.