GE supports large wind project

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In an effort to meet Missouri’s renewable-energy goals, Wind Capital Group is developing the state’s largest wind project, Lost Creek, with the support of GE’s 1.5MW wind-turbine technology.

The Lost Creek project supports Missouri’s Clean Air Initiative, which calls for 15 per cent of the state’s power to be generated from renewable resources by the year 2021.

When it enters commercial service in spring 2010 the project will have the capacity to generate 150MW of electricity, enough to power more than 50,000 homes.

GE is supplying and servicing 100 of its 1.5MW units for the Lost Creek Wind Project, which is located in DeKalb County, Missouri.

The wind turbines will be delivered this year and next, and GE will provide operation and maintenance services for the project for five years.

Power generated at Lost Creek will be sold under a 20-year power-purchase agreement to Associated Electric Cooperative.