China is on its way to meet larger renewable energy production targets with the installation of 151 megawatts (MW) of wind power in Yunnan province.
This is the largest deal for General Electric in China to date. According to the terms of the agreement, GE will supply one of the world’s largest power generation companies—China’s Huaneng Corporation—with 55 units of GE2.75-120 brilliant wind turbines.
The wind turbines will be installed at the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China.
“We chose GE based on its proven reliability in other parts of the world, and the technology behind GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbine is well-suited for our local land constraints and the high-altitude project site,” said Lin Gang, president of Huaneng Renewables.
“We are excited to collaborate with GE to bring more renewable energy to China.”
China aims to increase its installations to 150 GW of total wind capacity by the end of 2017.
The move is part of the country’s plan to produce at least fifteen percent of overall energy output from renewable sources by 2020.
“China has huge potential for wind energy, and we are excited to help customers like Huaneng expand their renewable energy presence,” said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business.
“Our goal is to invest in the kind of renewable technology that will bring high-quality, reliable power to the region for many years to come, and the 2.75-120 is a great example of exactly that.”
According to the press release by GE, the deal also includes a service agreement for two years of operations and maintenance.