GE announced 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.