in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Atlanta-based GE Energy and Juno Beach, Fla-based FPL Energy have announced the shipment of the landmark 1,000th GE 1.5 MW turbine, which was provided for FPL Energy's Peetz Table Wind Energy Center in Colorado.

"Our 1.5 MW wind turbine has been proven in nearly every wind regime, terrain or climate worldwide," notes Victor Abate, vice president, renewables for GE Energy. "As we note this milestone with FPL Energy, we also continue to invest in technology improvements that build upon the vast experience base of our installed fleet and will result in even higher levels of turbine reliability and efficiency."

According to the companies, by the end of 2007, GE wind turbines used in FPL Energy projects will total 1,426, while overall, GE Energy has shipped more than 6,000 of its 1.5-megawatt wind turbines for projects worldwide.

The first FPL wind energy center featuring GE turbines was a Montfort, Wisc., project that began operations in 2001. Among other FPL Energy projects using GE technology is the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center in Texas.

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.


Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them

Wind turbine gearbox failures are a major source of unplanned maintenance costs. An expert explains the most frequent failure modes and offers prevention tips.

UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
Acciona_id1907
JLG_id1900
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886