BP Wind Energy signs deal to provide 560MW turbine power

US: BP Wind Energy today announced it had signed US supply and maintenance agreements with GE for wind turbines totaling more than $750 million.

BP wind farm...new turbine deal with GE
The company said that 350 turbine units would be delivered to two projects in Pennsylvania and Kansas, with a combined power generation of 560MW.

It expects both projects to be operational by the end of next year, subject to permits being approved.

John Graham, president and chief executive of BP Wind Energy said: "To date, about 30 percent of our wind fleet is powered by GE wind turbines and we are delighted to once again be partnering with GE to deliver affordable, renewable electricity that enhances this nation’s energy security and independence."

He announced that 88 wind turbines will be delivered to BP’s Mehoopany Wind Farm in Pennsylvania, which will generate around 144MW of energy.

The remaining 262 units will be delivered to the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm in central Kansas, which will generate 419MW of power.