Vestas receives 145-MW turbine order for Wisconsin wind farm

We Energies has ordered 81 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines, blades for which will be manufactured at Vestas' new Colorado facility.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) announced on March 25 that it has received an order from We Energies (Milwaukee, Wis., USA) for 81 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines for the Glacier Hills Wind Park in Wisconsin.

The turbines will be delivered in early 2011, with commissioning for the 145-MW project expected by the end of 2011. The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.

“We are pleased to continue to strengthen the relationship with We Energies and look forward to being part of this project,” says Martha Wyrsch, president of Vestas Americas. “We Energies has selected an excellent turbine, and we will work closely with them to make this project a great success.”

Vestas began its partnership with We Energies in 1999, supplying the utility its first wind turbines in Byron, Wis. In 2007, Vestas delivered 88 V82-1.65 MW turbines for the Blue Sky Green Field project that went online in 2008.

“Our experience with the Vestas V82 turbine at our Blue Sky Green Field project has surpassed projections,” says Rick Kuester, executive vice president of Wisconsin Energy Corp., the parent company of We Energies. “The Vestas V90-1.8 delivers the lowest overall cost for customers and is a good fit with the wind resource at the site.”

We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electricity consumers in Wisconsin and Michigan.