GE to supply 137 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines to DTE Energy

GE to supply 137 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines to DTE Energy

By Greentech Lead America: GE announced that it will
supply 137 wind turbines to DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy
company, for wind projects in Lower Michigan. With a total capacity of 220
megawatts of clean energy, the projects support Michigan’s renewable portfolio
standard (RPS), which mandates the state to produce 10 percent of its power
from renewable sources by 2015.

DTE Energy will install 69 GE advanced 1.6-100 wind
turbines at its Sigel, Minden and McKinley projects and 68 1.6-100 units at its
wind project in Chandler Township, adjacent to the McKinley site. DTE Energy
will invest a total of $500 million in these projects.

“We’re looking forward to working with GE and its wind
turbine technology. The contract with GE also provides the benefit of having
the same technology platform on all four wind parks,” said Irene Dimitry, DTE
Energy executive director, Energy Efficiency & Renewables. 

GE’s 1.6-100
wind turbine is the world’s most efficient wind turbine in its class.
The 1.6-100 turbine captures additional wind energy in low wind speed sites
with blades and towers that extend 96 meters,equivalent to 32 building

“GE and DTE Energy have a long standing working history. We are very pleased to
now partner with DTE on renewable technology in this next phase of our
relationship,” said Vic Abate, vice president of renewable energy for GE.

GE to supply 2.5 series wind turbines for wind projects in

Recently, GE announced that it will supply 38 2.5 series
wind turbines for four wind projects at Darlowo Wind Energy Center-Phase Two in
Northern Poland. These projects will mark the first use of GE’s 2.5 MW wind
turbines that feature 103-meter rotors for high productivity in
Poland. Invenergy and Enerco have collaborated to develop these wind
energy generation projects in the region in and around Darlowo.