Siemens secures US servicing deal

UNITED STATES: Siemens has extended its servicing agreement with Summit Power for two wind projects totaling 303MW in northwest USA by 15 years.

Siemens has extended its servicing deal at two projects in Washington State

Siemens will maintain 132 of its SWT-2.3-93 turbines at the Harvest Wind and White Creek I wind projects in Washington State.

Summit Power helped to develop the projects for the owners. The 98.9MW Harvest Wind project, is owned by a group of utility firms; Lakeview Green Energy, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Peninsula Light and Cowlitz Public Utility District (PUD). It has been in operation since 2009.

White Creek I is a 204.7MW project owned by White Creek Wind I, LLC and was commissioned in 2007. The project was set up by the Tanner Electric Cooperative, Lakeview Light & Power, Cowlitz PUD and Klickitat County PUD.

The project was then sold to White Creek Wind I LLC, managed by Summit, in order for project to have access to the PTC. In return the utilities arranged a power pre-pay arrangement to purchase the electricity for below market price.