Portand General Electric orders 116 wind turbines from Siemens Energy
Mary Page Bailey
Siemens Energy Sector (Erlangen, Germany; www.siemens.com/energy) has been awarded a major order from Portland General Electric Company, a fully integrated public utility in Oregon, for 116 units of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Each turbine has a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 108 meters. The 267-MW Tucannon River Wind Power Plant will be located in Columbia County, Washington. The scope of supply includes the delivery and installation of the 116 wind turbines as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in 2014. When the project is completed in 2015, it is expected to generate enough power to serve approximately 84,000 households.