GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Leeward Renewable Energy as its wind turbine technology partner to repower its 90 MW Aragonne Wind Project in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, USA. When combined with the new greenfield 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project, the total wind farm output will increase to 235 MW.
GE will provide a total of 86 2.x-127 and 2.3-116 wind turbine generators to Leeward. These will replace the projects 90 existing units with new technology, resulting in increased performance and reliability. The projects are scheduled for completion in late 2021.
Aragonne is GE’s third new wind turbine supply contract with Leeward in the last 2 years, totalling nearly 500 MW. The previous agreements were for Mountain Breeze Wind in Colorado and Lone Tree Wind in Illinois, both of which were completed in 2020.
Tim White, CEO for Onshore Americas for GE Renewable Energy, said: “GE Renewable Energy has a long-standing relationship with Leeward, with GE wind turbine technology powering many of their wind farms. We are delighted to work together again on the Aragonne projects, significantly increasing the wind farm’s energy output and helping deliver even more affordable and sustainable renewable energy to their customers.”