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Gamesa to Showcase Low-Wind Turbine at CanWEA

published: 2012-10-12 14:46

Gamesa will showcase its newest wind turbine model at the Canadian Wind Energy's 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition, which will take place in Toronto from October, 14th to 17th.

Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW turbine, designed to achieve maximum returns from Class IIIA low-wind sites, is the newest evolution for the company's two-megawatt workhorse platform, having more than 12 gigawatts of installed capacity and availability levels well above 98 percent.

With a 114-meter rotor, the new turbine has a 38 percent larger swept area than Gamesa's G97-2.0 MW turbine and produces 20 percent more energy annually. A new, state-of-the-art blade design ensures maximum energy production, reduces noise levels and keeps cost of energy low.

"The Canadian wind market offers abundant opportunities for growth," said David Rosenberg, Gamesa's vice president of marketing. "Gamesa's G114-2.0 MW model is highly competitive and well suited to optimize power production in the low-wind sites that are abundant in Canada."

The Canadian market remains a priority for the company, which announced its first Canadian project in February 2012 --- the Gesner Wind Farm in Highgate, Ontario, located near the northern shore of Lake Erie.

Gamesa is supplying G97-2.0 MW turbines on 90-meter towers to Saturn Power to develop the project, which is scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year. The offtake will be purchased by the Ontario Power Authority. The Gesner turbine model was showcased at CanWEA in 2011.

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