Renewable Energy, Wind

Siemens wins wind energy contracts in North America, Puerto Rico

Siemens Energy won 10-year wind energy service agreements encompassing over 400 onshore wind turbines in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

The customer is Pattern Energy Group Inc., based in San Francisco, California. Combined, the scope of these long-term contracts represents one of Siemens’ largest agreements with a single customer in North America.

Pattern Energy is an independent power company with a portfolio of 10 wind power projects in the U.S., Canada and Chile.

Helping Pattern Energy obtain continued reliability, availability and performance of the turbines, Siemens will provide the long-term service and maintenance, as well as technology updates, for six Pattern Energy wind projects located in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico with a combined output of over 930 MW.

The current operating projects included in the new service agreements are Pattern Energy’s St. Joseph Wind project in southern Manitoba with 60 SWT 2.3-101 wind turbines (138 MW); Spring Valley Wind in eastern Nevada with 66 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines (152 MW); Ocotillo Wind in Southern California with 112 SWT-2.3s-108 units (265 MW); Hatchet Ridge Wind in Northern California with 44 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines (101 MW); and Santa Isabel in Puerto Rico with 44 SWT-2.3-108 units (101 MW).

These projects are also slated to receive a variety of modernization and upgrade components representing the latest technological advancements, such as Siemens’ Power Curve Upgrade, a combination of add-on components designed to help improve the aerodynamic performance of installed turbines.

In addition to the projects currently in operation, Siemens has also signed a 10-year service agreement for the Panhandle 2 wind project in Texas with 79 SWT-2.3-108 turbines (182 MW), which Pattern Energy has agreed to acquire when the project reaches operation later this year.