Leeward Renewable Energy has selected GE Renewable Energy as its wind turbine technology partner to repower its 90 MW Aragonne Wind Project in Guadalupe County, New Mexico.
Aragonne is GE’s third new wind turbine generator (WTG) supply contract with Leeward in the past two years, following agreements for Mountain Breeze Wind in Colorado and Lone Tree Wind in Illinois, both of which were completed in 2020.
Under the agreement, GE will be providing a total of 86 2.x-127 and 2.3-116 WTGs to Leeward.
Tim White, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO for Onshore Americas, said the Aragonne Wind repower will replace the project’s 90 existing units with new WTG technology, resulting in increased performance and reliability.
When combined with the new greenfield 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project, Mr White said, the total wind farm output will increase to 235 MW.
“GE Renewable Energy has a long-standing relationship with Leeward, with GE wind turbine technology powering many of their wind farms,” he continued.
“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.”
Jason Allen, Leeward Renewable Energy CEO, said the projects are anticipated to be completed in late 2021.
“Leeward is pleased to partner with GE Renewable Energy on the expansion of our Aragonne complex with both the repower and greenfield projects,” Mr Allen added.
“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.”