GE completes Texas revamp
Leeward repowers 136MW wind farms in Nolan county
Leeward Renewable Energy and GE have completed the repowering of the 136MW Sweetwater 1 and 2 wind farms in Nolan county, Texas.
GE Renewable Energy provided the wind turbines for the project and GE Energy Financial Services provided tax equity financing.
The repowering project involved installing state-of-the-art technology to increase efficiency, reduce costs and extend the life of some of the oldest operating assets.
The Sweetwater 1 and 2 wind farms have been in operation since 2003 and 2005, respectively.
Leeward chief executive Greg Wolf said: “Leeward is pleased to be one of the early leaders in wind project repowering, bringing new technology to our proven sites for the benefit of customers and communities.
“GE brought new technology and deep project finance experience to make this repowering project work.”
GE Renewable Energy also provides operations and maintenance for the Sweetwater sites.