GE Hits 5GW Milestone of Wind Energy in Brazil
August 31, 2017
By year end, the company will have installed more than 2,700 turbines
Company’s installed capacity represents more than 33% of all wind energy in the country
GE’s Onshore Wind business to Commission 600 MWs in September
GE announced today, from the Brazil Windpower conference, that it has reached 5,000 MW of installed wind capacity in the country, making it the first company to reach that milestone and confirming the company’s role in the expansion of wind energy in Brazil.
As part of that 5,000 MW GE’s Onshore Wind business, a unit of GE Renewable Energy,
will commission another 600 MW by the end of September, in three projects previously announced:
The wind farm Ventos Araripe III, in partnership with Casa dos Ventos, in Chapada do Araripe (PI) will be equipped with 156 2.3-116/107 GE turbines.
The Caldeirão I wind farm, developed with customer Queiroz Galvão, also in Chapada do Araripe (PI), will have 70 2.7-122 GE turbines.
A project in Guaranhuns (PE), called PEC Expansion, that will add 22 turbines to the wind farm, being a new total of 75 operational turbines.
To maintain its level of excellence and service, GE Renewable Energy has developed a strong presence in Brazil, including several facilities dedicated to wind manufacturing and services. Wind farms operating with GE turbines have been recognized by the Chamber of Electric Energy Commercialization (CCEE) as the most efficient in the country.
“Brazil is an important market for GE Renewable Energy. We believe in the growth potential of wind and renewable energy, and we are committed to providing affordable, reliable, sustainable energy to customers across Brazil. We are confident we can continue to grow by using the combined resources of GE – what we call the GE Store – to meet the needs of the wind power industry,” says Jean-Claude Robert, general manager for Onshore Wind in Latin America.
About GE Renewable Energy:
GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner. With more than 22,000 employees present in more than 55 countries, GE Renewable Energy is backed by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. Our goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the world that nobody should ever have to choose between affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.