Wind turbine producer Nordex announces first project with utility Exelon

Nordex USA, Inc., a provider of turbines in the megawatt class with global headquarters in Hamburg, Germany and U.S. headquarters in Chicago, will be supplying 34 wind turbines to utility Exelon Wind LLC for the Beebe Community Wind Farm in Gratiot County, Michigan. The 81.6 MW wind farm will be the first major project worldwide to use the Nordex N117/2400 turbine, designed to maximize output in light wind conditions. Beebe Community Wind Farm is the first project that Nordex USA has developed, after entering a joint venture last year with the local developer who initiated the project.

The 2.4 MW turbines, on 91 meter towers, will be located on 21,000 acres near Ithaca, Mich., about 45 miles north of the state capital of Lansing. The electricity generated by the project, sufficient to power more than 27,000 homes, will be supplied to Consumers Energy of Jackson, Mich., under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Work will start on the site in May in preparation for delivery of the turbines beginning in September of this year. Nordex will be responsible for delivery, installation, commissioning and testing of the turbines and will provide ongoing maintenance under a 20-year premium service contract.

According to Nordex, the wind turbine producer has both completed and planned installations totaling 626.6 MW of its multi-megawatt range of turbines in locations across the country including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho, Colorado, and Texas.

 

 

-Bill O’Leary

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