Vestas has received a 336 MW order for the Escalade wind project in Texas, USA from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund and co-investors, AIP and Akuo Energy, which will feature the first Enventus platform turbines in the USA.
The order includes the supply, installation and commissioning of 45 V162-5.6 MW and 20 V150-4.2 MW turbines as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimum performance throughout the project’s lifetime.
Turbine delivery will start the second quarter of 2021, with commissioning planned for the third quarter of 2021 to start.
“We are extremely happy with first investment in the US from the Taaleri SolarWind II fund and delighted to be partnering with Vestas on this project. The onshore wind resource in Texas is excellent and the location of our wind farm, with connections to the large population centers, is also ideal. The ERCOT market for electricity in Texas is very similar in structure and operation to the Nord Pool electricity market in the Nordic countries, a market that we are very familiar with.”Kai Rintala, managing director Taaleri Energia.
“We’re pleased to deploy the first Enventus turbines in the USA with Taaleri Energia on their first project in the USA. By pairing this technology with a 30-year service agreement, Taaleri Energia has ensured the Escalade wind project will deliver long-term low-cost wind energy thus maximizing returns for their fund investors.”Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.