RES, Vestas talk US project supply

Renewable Energy Systems Americas is negotiating a supply contract for 100 V100 wind turbines with Vestas for its Pleasant Valley wind project in southeastern Minnesota, Recharge learns.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recently approved the developer’s application to amend the site permit from the original 301MW nameplate capacity project to 200MW, which is the amount Xcel Energy’s Northern States Power unit has agreed to purchase under a long-term agreement.

Last September, RES Americas and Vestas announced an umbrella turbine supply agreement for up to 610MW with a firm 60MW order.  It was unclear if Pleasant Valley would be part of that deal.

The PUC decision enables RES Americas to utilize taller 311.7-foot (95-metre) towers and reconfigure the project Log in to read complete article.

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