First Wind picked GE (NYSE: GE) to install its WindControl advanced software to maximize energy output from two wind projects in Maine owned by First Wind. The software will regulate curtailment by monitoring and controlling the turbines’ ramp rates, easing power spikes and putting less strain on the turbine.
The two projects that will use the technology are the Rollins and Stetson sites. Rollins uses 40 GE 1.5-77 turbines while Stetson uses 55 1.5-77 turbines.
GE previously announced that First Wind selected GE as its service provider for eight years for its entire fleet of 264 GE turbines at eight sites in the country.
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