GE to Supply Turbines for Wind Project

July 22, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

GE Wind Energy (Tehachapi, CA), a leading wind power company, announced that it will supply the first 25 wind turbines, or 37.5MW, for Phase I of the proposed 400MW Sweetwater Wind Project which, when completed, will be among the world’s largest wind developments. It is currently being developed by DKR Development LLC (DKR, Houston, TX), and supported by Babcock and Brown (San Francisco, CA).

Sited 15 miles south of Sweetwater in Nolan County, TX, "Sweetwater 1" is expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to supply the annual electricity needs of more than 11,000 average Texas households. Sweetwater 1 will feature GE’s 1.5MW machines, and the power generated by the project will be purchased by TXU Energy. The project’s power will be transported from the wind turbines via an underground collection system and delivered to TXU Energy customers across Texas. Construction efforts for Sweetwater 1 will begin this summer, with completion expected in December 2003.