Two U.K. wind farms to provide power equivalent for 30,000 homes

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As wind energy continues to be deployed throughout the U.K., GE announced it is providing two new wind farms in central England with more than 40 MW of installed capacity.

GE has supplied the Chelveston Wind Farm with nine GE 2.85-MW wind turbines and will deliver nine GE 1.6-MW wind turbines to the Burton Wold wind farm extension in Kettering.

As a member of the European Union (EU), the U.K. is required to meet the EU 20/20 target of having 20 percent renewable energy generation by 2020. The Chelveston Wind Farm and the Burton Wold wind farm extension are within 15 miles of each other and together, the more than 40 MW would be equivalent to the required energy needs of some 30,000 homes in the region.

To date, GE has supplied or is under contract to supply more than 163.10 MW of wind turbines to the U.K.

The Chelveston Wind Farm will provide 25.65 MW of power to the grid, which would be equivalent to the required energy needs of more than 18,000 homes in the region.

The Chelveston Wind Farm is part of the Chelveston Renewable Energy Park, which was formerly a Ministry of Defense bomber base throughout World War II and the Cold War and later a radio-mast transmitter site until 2005. The renewable energy park also consists of biomass plants, biofuel generators and solar photovoltaic arrays, which are currently being installed.

The Burton Wold wind farm extension will provide 14.4 MW of power, which would be equivalent to the required energy needs of more than 11,000 homes in the region.

John Laing is the owner of the project, and the plans were developed by First Renewable Ltd. John Laing will build, own and operate the wind farm.

The developers and owners of the Chelveston Wind Farm and the Burton Wold wind farm extension worked closely with local authorities and interested parties to ensure the most efficient equipment solutions could be deployed and to bring the projects to fruition.

GE also will support the Chelveston Wind Farm and the Burton Wold wind farm extension’s long-term availability through service and maintenance agreements, which include remote monitoring and local support. GE's wind service solutions increase turbine reliability and availability, reducing down turbine time and improving lifetime performance.

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