Leeward finalises 136-MW wind repowering in Texas

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January 11 (Renewables Now) - Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy LLC announced today it has completed the repowering of its Sweetwater 1 & 2 wind farms in Texas that now have a combined capacity of 136 MW.

The repowering programme for the two sites has improved their performance through the replacing of major existing components and boosting annual energy production, Leeward said in a statement.

The project was implemented with the help of two General Electric (NYSE:GE) subsidiaries. More specifically, GE Renewable Energy supplied the new wind turbines and will be providing operations and maintenance (O&M) services. At the same time, GE Energy Financial Services provided tax equity financing.

The two wind parks have been operating since 2003 and 2005, respectively. Their repowering was formally completed on December 29, 2017.

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