Montreal, November 2, 2010 — GE won an order from Suncor Energy for 55 of GE’s 1.6-MW wind turbines for one of the largest wind power projects in the province of Alberta, Canada.
GE‘s 1.6-MW wind turbine makes use of a range of product features—including 82.5-meter blades—to maximize power output while providing control flexibility and increased reliability with decreased maintenance requirements.
The technology builds on GE’s proven experience of its 1.5-MW turbine, the workhorse of the global wind energy industry with more than 14,000 units installed.
At peak operation, the Wintering Hills wind farm is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power about 35,000 Canadian homes.
The 88-MW Wintering Hills project is located near Drumheller, about 78 miles northeast of Calgary. GE will deliver 55 of its advanced wind turbines to the site beginning in the second quarter of 2011. The project is owned jointly by Suncor (70 percent) and Teck Resources (30 percent).