Energy & Power
GE to supply 61 turbines for B.C.’s Meikle wind project
By Anthony Capkun
July 30, 2015 – GE just confirmed it will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for the 180MW Meikle Wind Project, located about 33 kilometres north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia.
The 61 turbines will combine 35 of GE’s 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 turbines. GE says the wind project will be the largest in British Columbia once operational, and increase the installed wind power capacity in the province by 38%.
“We love working on projects in complex locations because it affirms the viability of wind power,” said Anne McEntee, president & CEO of GE’s renewable energy business.
The contract with Pattern Energy includes a full service agreement provided by GE. Commercial operation of the Meikle Wind Project is expected to begin in late 2016.
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