GE Energy will provide Third Planet Windpower with 167 1.5 megawatt wind generators for wind farm projects in Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wyoming that will be ready for turbines in 2009.
This press release from Third Planet Windpower says when they are up and running, they’ll produce power for 60,000 to 75,000 typical U.S. households:
Wind turbine suppliers today are facing a heavy demand for their equipment. By signing the purchase agreement with GE Energy now, Third Planet Windpower is assured that the turbines will be available for the 2009 projects. The machines will be manufactured at GEs facilities in Greenville, S.C. with shipments beginning in May of 2009.
The release goes on to say that the GE 1.5-megawatt wind turbine has become the wind industry standard, known for its effective performance in almost all terrains and climates.