Today, the industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions, Vestas, announced it secured an order for 145 MW to power the Panorama wind farm in Colorado, US. In fact, this announcement adds to yesterday’s statement by Guzman Energy which executed a PPA with Leeward Renewable Energy, the project’s owner.
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Moreover, this order follows Vestas’ previous agreement with Leeward to supply 61 MW V110-2.0 MW and V120-2.2 MW turbines to repower the Crescent Ridge Wind project in Illinois.
About the order
Indeed, Vestas’ order consists of a combination of 2 MW wind turbines, including V120-2.2 MW, V110-2.2 MW, and V110-2.0 MW turbines. Besides, the order includes the supply and commissioning of the mechanisms.
Furthermore, Vestas also signed a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract; indeed, this agreement is designed to ensure optimized asset performance.
Lastly, the company said in a media release that it expects to start turbine delivery in the third quarter of 2021. Also, it hopes to complete its construction at the facility in December 2021.
Reception and comments
In this sense, Jeff Fuchs, Vice President of Sales for Vestas North America, said in the media release; “We are proud to once again partner with Leeward Renewable Energy. Particularly on a project that extends the successful execution of Vestas’ 2 MW platform in the state.”
Similarly, Andrew Flanagan, director of development for Leeward Renewable Energy, commented; “Leeward is pleased to partner with Vestas and bring sustainable wind power and economic benefits to the people of Colorado.”
Vestas is a global partner on sustainable energy solutions for the energy industry. Particularly, the company specializes in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe.
Besides, it has produced more than 136 GW of wind turbines in 84 countries and installed more wind power than any other company in the sector. Worth noting, the company focuses on leveraging its industry-leading smart data capabilities. Thus, Vestas uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.
Currently, the company, together with its customers, employs more than 29,000 people.
About Leeward Renewable Energy
On the other hand, Leeward Renewable Energy is a leading renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 22 renewable energy facilities across nine US states. As a result, the company operates a total generating capacity of 2,000 megawatts in renewable energy infrastructure.
Indeed, Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS; one of Canada’s most extensive defined benefit pension plans with C$105 billion in net assets.