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January 12, 2021

Leeward Renewable Energy contracts GE for New Mexico wind projects

Leeward Renewable Energy has selected GE to repower its 90MW Aragonne Wind Project located in Guadalupe County, New Mexico.

Leeward Renewable Energy has contracted GE Renewable Energy to repower its 90MW Aragonne Wind Project located in Guadalupe County, New Mexico.

Additionally, GE will power the 145MW Aragonne Mesa new greenfield wind project, making a total of 235MW of contracted capacity works.

GE Renewable Energy Onshore Americas Tim White 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 to deliver even more affordable and sustainable renewable energy to their customers.”

Under this contract, GE has agreed to offer 86 of its 2.x-127 and 2.3-116 wind turbine generators to Leeward.

The company will replace the Aragonne project’s existing units with new turbines designed to increase performance and reliability.

The two projects are expected to be completed later this year.

Over the last 24 months, Leeward has contracted GE three times to supply turbines with a total of nearly 500MW capacity. The company previously worked with GE on the Mountain Breeze Wind project in Colorado, and the Lone Tree Wind project in Illinois. Both projects reached completion last year.

GE also worked with Leeward on multiple repower contracts for the company’s 280MW Sweetwater projects in Texas.

Leeward Renewable Energy CEO Jason Allen said: “Leeward is pleased to partner with GE Renewable Energy on the expansion of our Aragonne complex with both the repower and greenfield projects.

“Together, we are modernising one of Leeward’s legacy assets with GE’s advanced turbine technology and adding efficient generation capacity to our portfolio supporting our long-term growth strategy.”

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