With over 100 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas is, as the first company to reach the milestone, leading the renewable energy industry’s efforts to replace fossil-based energy sources as the backbone of our society.
“Vestas has led the energy transition for the past four decades. Our current portfolio of 115 GW installations and 100 GW under service shows how far Vestas and wind energy have come. As the current global pandemic has showed, renewables are fast becoming a critical component of the global energy system and an important element in the green recovery of the world’s economies. The service business plays an increasingly important role in ensuring a balanced and stable supply of energy to communities all over the world and in supporting a growing number of jobs globally”. Henrik Andersen, Vestas President and CEO.
“Reaching this milestone has been made possible through our strong collaboration with our customers and partners and is a testament to the dedicated work of the many service employees in Vestas. Using big data, analytics and digital tools enables us to create effective service solutions that optimize our customers’ business cases and make wind power a reliable part of the global energy mix.“Service of wind turbines plays a crucial role in the global energy system and scale will continue to be critical to ensure the right value proposition for customers as the market moves toward merchant conditions and the focus on life cycle cost of wind power increases”. Christian Venderby, EVP for Vestas Global Service.
The successful proliferation of wind energy and other renewables are, however, creating new demands for the industry, and the successful transition away from fossil fuels requires equipment to deliver as expected and energy systems to remain reliable.
Based on the global average of electricity usage, 100 GW of wind energy saves around 134 million tonnes of CO2 annually. This is equivalent to removing over 90 million passenger cars from the road every year.