Goldwind Americas signs agreement to supply 60MW to One Energy Enterprises


Goldwind Americas, a completely-owned unit of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, has signed agreement to supply One Energy Enterprises with a total of 60MW of turbines for several wind energy projects.

Under the framework agreement, a firm order of 20GW 87/1500 turbines is scheduled for immediate delivery.

Goldwind Americas CEO David Halligan said: "We are delighted to be working with One Energy and Prudential Capital in directly powering industrial facilities for some of the largest companies in the United States

"With their exceptional performance, reliability, and high-power quality, Goldwind's Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbines are equally well-suited for utility-scale and distributed generation projects."

The first four turbines will be deployed for One Energy's Wind for Industry projects to deliver power to Whirlpool Corporation facilities in Marion and Ottawa, Ohio.

One Energy Enterprises CEO Jereme Kent said: "Manufacturers are taking control of their energy future. They want clean energy, they want low fixed rates, and they want it now; and that is exactly what we give them. Goldwind has earned their seat at the table for this emerging Commercial & Industrial (C&I) market over the last five years. We know their technology and their management team very well and they continue to demonstrate a worldwide commitment to support these direct-to-load projects. We look forward to continuing to grow our fleet of Goldwind turbines."

One Energy intends to commence stocking turbines at its yard in the US to reduce the time taken to deliver for Wind for Industry projects.

This turbine agreement was intended to create a framework where One Energy can work towards delivering wind projects in 90 days.

Kent added: "We aren't there yet, but we are headed that way as fast as we can."

One Energy's Wind for Industry model is intended to reduce an industrial facility's electrical consumption from the grid.

Prudential Capital Group is providing finance to One Energy's projects under a combined senior and subordinated debt facility.