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Thursday, March 25, 2010

We Energies wind project to use alliance of Wisconsin firms

From a news release issued by We Energies:

We Energies announced today that it has developed a Wisconsin-based alliance to design and build the Glacier Hills Wind Park, which will be located in the towns of Randolph and Scott in Columbia County. The project is expected to generate more than 400 million emission-free kilowatt hours annually -- enough to power 45,000 homes.

The construction alliance will include The Boldt Company of Appleton, Michels Corporation of Brownsville and Edgerton Contractors, Inc. of Oak Creek.

“Developing the Glacier Hills Wind Park through this home-state construction alliance will benefit Wisconsin's economy while achieving a low cost approach to generating more energy from renewable resources,” said Rick Kuester, executive vice president of Wisconsin Energy Corporation, the parent of We Energies. "The project will be built with the talents of these Wisconsin companies and local craft labor.”

From an article on Recharge News:

Vestas gets 145MW US turbine order from We Energies

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received a 145 MW order from US utility We Energies. The order is for 81 V90 1.8 MW wind turbines for the Glacier Hills Wind Park in Wisconsin.

The turbines will delivered in early 2011, with comissioning of the wind farm expected by the end of 2011. The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement. Vestas said that the announcement does not affect the company’s expectations for 2010, as announced on 10 February.

Vestas supplied We Energies’ first wind turbines in 1999, and in 2007 supplied 88 V.82 1.65 MW turbines for the Blue Sky Green Field project which was completed in 2008.

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