GE today confirmed it will supply Pattern Development with 61 wind turbines for its 180-megawatt (MW) Meikle wind project, located approximately 20 miles north of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace Region of British Columbia. The project will combine 35 of GE’s 3.2-103 units with 26 of its 2.75-120 turbines, employing a mixture of technologies to improve annual energy production across the site.
Once operational, the Meikle wind project will be the largest in British Columbia, generating enough energy to power the equivalent annual needs of 54,000 British Columbian homes and increase the installed wind power capacity in the province by 38 percent.
The contract with Pattern Energy includes a full service agreement provided by GE. Commercial operation of the Meikle wind project is expected to begin in late 2016.