GE Power to Supply Turbines for 5 US Wind Farms

May 21, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

GE Power Systems (Atlanta, GA) announced that it will supply 315 wind turbines, representing more than 470MW of power, to FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group Inc., for projects across the US that are expected to begin producing electricity later this year.

The wind turbines will be used by FPL Energy for new projects near House, NM; Woodward, OK; Highmore, SD; Kulm and Edgeley, ND; and Waymart, PA. The FPL Energy projects will utilize GE's 1.5MW machine, the largest wind turbine manufactured in the US. To date, more than 1,300 of these units have been installed worldwide, making this machine one of the most widely used megawatt-class wind turbines in the world.