GE low wind turbines make debut in France

A new wind farm in France will be the first in the country to deploy GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines.

These turbines are specially designed for low-wind regions and five of them will be utilised at the Monts du Lomont project near Crosey Le Grand, in the Franche Comté region.

The wind farm is being developed by Opale Energies Naturelles on behalf of Velocita Energies.

Anne McEntee, president of GE’s renewable energy business, said: “As one of the largest employers in the Franche Comté region, GE is proud to collaborate with developers like Velocita to help France meet its renewable energy goals.”

She added that GE has “over the last few years worked tirelessly on turbine innovation to help open more low-wind speed areas to wind energy”.

The turbines are expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2015 with commercial operation due to begin by the end of the year.

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Kelvin Ross is Editor of Power Engineering International magazine and its associated publications – Middle East Energy and the Global Power Review . Previously, Kelvin was News Editor at UK online news site Energy Live News, Production Editor and Head of Design on daily international shipping newspaper Lloyd’s List, Deputy Editor for a group of weekly London newspapers and has worked as a freelance sub-editor on UK national newspapers.

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