Vestas has received an order for 86 MW to re-power the Solano Phase 4 wind farm in the United States.
The order includes 19 V150-4.5 MW wind turbines, which will replace the site’s older V47-660 kW turbines. This will give the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) a total capacity of approximately 300 MW for Solano.
The purchase includes a full EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) contract. Vestas will therefore provide a complete solution with delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines.
Repowering of the Solano wind farm
The order also includes a 10-year ActiveOutput Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service contract. It is designed to ensure optimal performance of the asset. Vestas has also extended its multi-year service agreements for the Solano 2 and Solano 3 project phases at the same site.
According to Zero Carbon Director Lora Anguay, the retooling and expansion of the wind farm is a step forward.
“They are a step forward in our vision to eliminate all carbon emissions from the region’s power supply by 2030.”
Laura Beane, president of Vestas North America, “Repowering is an effective solution for extending the life of a wind project.”
Delivery of the turbine for Solano 4 will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. The goal is to have it in service by the second quarter of 2024.
SMUD is the sixth largest community-owned, non-profit electric utility provider in the country. In addition, it has been supplying electricity for over 75 years.