Quinbrook's Scout buys GE turbines for 200-MW wind project in S Dakota
GE's Cypress platform wind turbine. Image by: GE Renewable Energy.
September 8 (Renewables Now) - Colorado-based renewables developer-owner-operator Scout Clean Energy has ordered wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy for the 200-MW Sweetland wind project in South Dakota.
The renewables arm of General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) will supply 71 units of its 2.8-127 onshore wind turbines for the project in Hand County.
Once up and running, the wind farm will be able to produce more than 878,000 MWh of power per year, enough to supply about 81,000 homes.
"This order paves the way for our Sweetland project to begin construction shortly, and when commissioned next year will add to Scout's growing contribution of carbon free, renewable energy to South Dakota,” commented Michael Rucker, CEO and founder of Scout Clean Energy, which is a portfolio company of global investment manager Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.
To date, Scout has ordered and installed over 1,070 MW of GE wind turbines for its projects. The company secured approval for the Sweetland project in the summer of 2019.