Xcel Energy has placed an order to Vestas that includes supply and commissioning wind turbines for the 200 MW Courtenay wind power plant in Stutsman County, North Dakota (USA).
Specifically, the order includes supply and commissioning of 100 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines as well as a three-year active output management (AOM) 4000 service agreement, which delivers full-scope service to maximize turbine availability.
Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in 2016.
The Courtenay project was originally developed by Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy, and purchased by Xcel Energy in April 2015.
Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s executive vice president and group president, Operations, stated:
“We’ve been the nation’s No. 1 utility wind provider in the U.S. for 11 consecutive years, and we are pleased to partner with Vestas. When complete, the Courtenay Wind Farm project will boast 100 Vestas turbines. This will generate enough electricity for about 105,000 homes, making use of North Dakota’s abundant renewable resource.”
Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada, commented:
“Xcel Energy is a national leader in wind power. We welcome them as a new Vestas customer and are confident our highly proven V100-2.0 MW turbine will ensure Xcel delivers clean, reliable power to their customers at a competitive cost.”