GE nabs turbine deal for 2-GW wind project in Oklahoma
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US conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE), or GE, has been selected as turbine supplier for a 2,000-MW wind farm under construction in Oklahoma.
The Wind Catcher complex will be powered by 800 GE 2.5 MW turbines made in the US. It will be the largest of its kind in the US when completed, project owner Invenergy Renewables LLC said on Wednesday.
The project forms part of the USD-4.5-billion (EUR 3.8bn) Wind Catcher Energy Connection, which also includes a 350-mile (563-km) extra-high voltage power link to transport the wind farm’s output to several states in the region.
Construction of the Wind Catcher complex was launched in 2016 and is expected to be completed in the middle of 2020. Invenergy will operate it in the first five years. GE will provide software to support the wind farm’s operations including Asset Performance Management (APM) and Operations Optimization (OO).
American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), the Public Service Co of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co (SWEPCO) are asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma to clear plans to buy the wind park from Invenergy following its completion.
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