Project Development, Wind Power

Vestas Receives 99 MW Order for NH Wind Project

Vestas will supply 33 V90 3-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to Granite Reliable Power Windpark, which is developing a 99-MW wind project in the state of New Hampshire. The project is majority-owned by Noble Environmental Power. The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.

The turbines will be delivered in the first half of 2011, with project commissioning expected in the second half of 2011. The Granite Reliable Power Windpark, currently under development in Coos County, is the second – and largest – commercial-scale wind power plant in the state. The Lempster wind project, developed by Iberdrola is currently the largest wind project in the state.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Vestas to tap into New England’s clean-energy potential,” said Martha Wyrsch, president of Vestas Americas. “The Granite Reliable project demonstrates that wind power is becoming an important part of America’s generating capacity.”

This is Vestas’ second major project in the New England region. Vestas supplied 22 V90 3-MW turbines for the Kibby I project in Maine that went online in October 2009, and is currently installing an additional 22 V90-3.0 MW units for Kibby II. Commissioning is expected in the first half of 2010.

Noble has 726 MW of wind power plants currently in operation in New York and Texas. It also has 1,900 MW of wind power projects in development across the U.S.