Vestas has secured an order from PacifiCorp, a subsidiary Berkshire Hathaway Energy, to supply 47 V110-2.0MW turbines, in 2.2 MW Power Optimized Mode.
The order has been placed by the PacifiCorp to repower the existing 47 Senvion MM92 2MW turbines of the Goodnoe Hills wind project located in Washington, U.S. with new 47 V110 2MW turbines.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines along with a long-term service agreement, intended to ensure optimized performance of the project. Turbine delivery is expected to start by the first quarter of 2019.
The wind project was originally commissioned in 2008 and the repowering is anticipated to increase the output capacity of the project from 94MW to 103MW.
Pacific Power (the division of PacifiCorp that serves customers in Oregon, Washington and California) president and CEO Stefan Bird said: “These repowering upgrades will cost-effectively boost the output of existing turbines and extend the life of our wind projects, while expanding the amount of renewable energy serving our customers.
“We appreciate our continued partnership with Vestas as we remain focused on meeting our customers’ sustainable energy goals”.
Repowering the aging wind projects with new wind turbine technology is expected to reduce the operating costs and offer considerable profits to the owners and operators from the increased annual energy production.
The current order Vestas follows PacifiCorp’s 234 MW order placed with Vestas to repower the Marengo I and II projects which are also located in Washington area.
Vestas US and Canada sales and service president Chris Brown said: “As wind technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, Vestas is able to use our technology expertise, operational insights, and unparalleled global supply chain to deliver repowering benefits for customers across a variety of turbine types.
“Updating existing projects with Vestas technology unlocks even more value and performance for our customers from their existing assets and extends the lifetime benefits of these projects.”