Vestas Receives 24 MW U.S. Order for Wind Turbines

Vestas has received an order for 24 megawatts (MW) of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine for a project in the windswept Tehachapi Pass area in Southern California.

The order has been placed by Alite Wind, LLC, which is part of the Allco Wind Energy group and is 100 percent owned by Allco Finance Group Limited based in Sydney, Australia. The 24-MW project is the first phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center under development in the Tehachapi (California) wind resource area by Alta Innovative Power Company, LLC, a joint venture between Allco Wind Energy and Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc. for the development, construction and operation of the wind farms. In December 2006, Allco Wind Energy announced the signing of an agreement with Southern California Edison (SCE) for the development and power offtake of 1,500 MW of new wind power projects to be built in the Tehachapi area of California. Vestas will supply and commission the wind turbines, as well as provide maintenance and service for a five-year period. Shipment of the first turbines will begin in the third quarter of 2007, and the wind farm will be operational in October this year. “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract for V90 wind turbines from Allco Wind Energy. This order substantiates the belief in the Vestas 3- MW program as part of the planned aggressive growth in the proven wind resource of the Tehachapi Pass area,” said Jens Soby, President of Vestas Americas A/S.
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