Vestas showcases EnVentus platform with 189 MW order from Algonquin for two wind projects in the USA
News release from Vestas-American Wind Technology
Portland, 2 September 2021
Vestas has received an order to supply EnVentus turbines for two wind projects in the U.S. totalling 189 MW, both owned by Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. One project, Deerfield 2, is located in Michigan, USA and consists of 16 V162-6.2 MW turbines in 6.0 MW operating mode and one V150-6.0 MW turbine in 5.6 MW operating mode. The other project, Sandy Ridge 2, is located in Pennsylvania, USA and consists of 14 V150-6.0 MW turbines and one V136-3.45 MW turbine in 3.6 MW operating mode.
“We are happy to partner with Algonquin to execute on two projects in difficult-to-build locations due to land availability and transport limitations in Michigan and Pennsylvania,” said Jeff Fuchs, Vice President of Sales for Vestas in North America. “By leveraging Vestas’ EnVentus platform, which connects proven system designs from the 2 MW, 4 MW, and 9 MW platform turbine technology, we are enabling projects in unique markets and conditions that would not have been possible a few years ago and are able to do so with fewer turbines.”
Brenda Marshall, Senior Vice President of Renewable Generation – Wind for Algonquin, noted, “We value our longstanding partnership with Vestas and are pleased to have their turbines powering our Deerfield 2 and Sandy Ridge 2 sites. These two projects represent an important component of our wind portfolio, and overall renewable energy program and sustainability-related initiatives”.
Both orders include supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.
Turbine delivery for the orders begin in the second quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Marketing & Communications
Tel: +1 (503) 708-6668
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 140 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 120 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
For updated Vestas photographs and videos, please visit our media images page on: https://www.vestas.com/en/media/images.
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels:
About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. and Liberty
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. ("AQN") (TSX: AQN) (TSX: AQN.PR.A) (TSX: AQN.PR.D) (NYSE: AQN), parent company of Liberty, is a diversified international generation, transmission, and distribution utility with over $16 billion of total assets. Through its two business groups, the Regulated Services Group and the Renewable Energy Group, AQN is committed to providing safe, secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy and water solutions through its portfolio of electric generation, transmission, and distribution utility investments to over one million customer connections, largely in the United States and Canada. AQN is a global leader in renewable energy through its portfolio of long-term contracted wind, solar, and hydroelectric generating facilities. AQN owns, operates, and/or has net interests in over 4 GW of installed renewable energy capacity.