Cape Wind Selects GE Wind Energy

January 20, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Cape Wind LLC (Yarmouth Port, MA), the nation's first offshore wind farm, has chosen GE Wind Energy (Tehachapi, CA) as the wind turbine manufacturer for its planned net 420MW offshore project on Horseshoe Shoal off the coast of Cape Cod. By selecting the GE Wind offshore wind turbine, Cape Wind will reduce the number of wind turbines from 170 to 130 without decreasing the amount of power produced by the project. The 40 wind turbine reduction will increase the distance between the south shore of Cape Cod and the wind farm.

"GE Wind Energy manufactures the most advanced offshore wind turbines available today," said Jim Gordon, president of Energy Management Inc. and managing general partner of Cape Wind. "GE Wind Energy is part of one of America's most successful technology companies, and we're delighted to have selected GE to provide the wind turbines for the Cape Wind project."