PPM Energy Orders 405 MW of Wind Turbines from Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MPS) has finalized agreements to supply 169 of Mitsubishi’s flagship MWT92/2.4 wind turbines for PPM Energy wind projects in the U.S.

The 405-megawatt (MW) order includes wind turbines to be installed at various PPM Energy project sites in 2008 and 2009. Under the agreement, PPM Energy will specify either the 92m or the 95m version of the 2.4 MW design to meet individual site requirements and conditions.

PPM Energy, part of the Iberdrola group of companies with more than 6,500 MW of combined wind power capacity, itself has more than 2,000 MW of wind energy in operation or under construction. The strength of its renewable project pipeline has allowed the company to increase its 2010 target by more than 50 percent to at least 3,500 MW developed or controlled by PPM Energy.

Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas is the Western-hemisphere subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI, Japan) specializing in power generation systems sales, installation and service. Wind turbine generating equipment and systems are a core element of Mitsubishi’s renewable energy product line, which includes solar, geothermal and hydroelectric generating systems.

“PPM Energy and Mitsubishi enjoy a strong working relationship from our engineers to our top management,” said Terry Hudgens, CEO of PPM. “Mitsubishi’s flexibility and open approach in supporting PPM’s growing business needs including its focus on quality and the diversity of products offered can support many aspects of our business plans.”

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