GE supplies wind turbines to McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island

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GE announced it is providing wind turbines to McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island.

Under the contract, GE will supply 24 GE 2.85-103 turbines to the wind farm located in Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island. The project is a 50/50 partnership between Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power (MMP).
The McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm will provide 60 megawatts (MW) of power to the grid. Under the agreement, GE will provide operations and maintenance through a 10-year full service agreement for the McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm.

GE will also provide round-the-clock monitoring and diagnostics through its global wind monitoring center in Schenectady, N.Y., which also will help maximize wind turbine operating performance and life, the company said.

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GE has so far installed 1.8 gigawatts of wind power in Canada, which accounts for 29 percent of Canada’s total installed base.

“Wind energy can continue to be an important part of Canada’s low-carbon electricity mix, complementing hydro in Quebec, surpassing coal generation in Ontario, diversifying the Alberta grid and helping to meet British Columbia’s increasing energy demands,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business.

Max Bögl Wiesner installs GE 2.5-120 wind turbine in Schnaittenbach, Germany

Recently GE announced Max Bögl Wiesner GmbH installed the first GE 2.5-120 wind turbine in Schnaittenbach, a town in Bavaria, Germany.

The plant is expected to start operation in late October. This is the first commercial use of the 2.5-120 turbine worldwide. The plant has a production rate of 8 million kilowatt-hours which is equivalent to the required average energy needs of approximately 2,000 German households.

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