Chicago, IL, Nov. 29, 2005 — Invenergy Wind LLC announced that it has contracted with General Electric Company (GE) to purchase 350 MW of wind turbines for use in projects slated for construction in 2006. Invenergy’s contract provides for 233 of GE’s 1.5 MW SLE model wind turbines for delivery in the second half of 2006.
“This turbine order positions Invenergy for continued expansion of our wind energy business,” said Michael Polsky, President and CEO of Invenergy. Invenergy Wind is focused on the development and long-term ownership and operation of wind projects in North America.
Earlier in 2005, Invenergy Wind financed and commenced construction on three wind energy projects totaling 260 MW and has expanded its wind energy development pipeline in North America and Europe. Invenergy’s 135 MW Judith Gap project located in Montana, 65 MW Wolverine Creek project located in Idaho, and 60 MW Spring Canyon project located in Colorado all commenced construction in 2005 and are scheduled for commercial operation within the next three months. These projects also utilize GE’s 1.5 MW wind turbines. In 2004, Invenergy Wind constructed and placed in commercial operation its 27 MW Buffalo Mountain wind project in Tennessee utilizing the Vestas V80 1.8 MW wind turbines.