Atlanta, Georgia [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] GE Energy will supply 300 of its 1.5-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to Noble Environmental Power, based in Essex, Connecticut, for 2007 and 2008 projects that will increase New York State’s wind power capacity by 450 MW.Noble Environmental Power will use the new GE turbines for the second phases of the Bliss Windpark (in western New York) and the Clinton Windpark, in northern New York. Plans call for selling all of the power from the wind projects to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) for dispatch through the state electricity grid. “New York State has been very aggressive in striving toward energy independence,” said Victor Abate, vice president-renewables for GE Energy. “The state has set a goal to produce 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources, including wind, by the year 2013. More than 60 counties, towns and villages in New York have adopted renewable energy goals.” GE also recently announced that it has surpassed 5,000 installations for its 1.5-MW wind turbine. The company’s knowledge base includes the development and/or installation of more than 8,500 wind turbines with a total rated output of 7,600 megawatts. This comes on the heels of GE Energy Financial Services just announcing its $270 million investment in a 410- MW wind farm portfolio, among its single largest wind investments, with locations in California, Illinois, New Mexico and Pennsylvania.