GE introduced 2.2-107 wind turbine, the latest in its line of brilliant wind turbines, and announced an order of 32 turbines from Omega Energia in the Piaui region of Brazil. This is the first order for GE’s 2.2-107 wind turbine, which was selected by Omega Energia in the A-5 Brazil energy auction last December.
The 2.2-107 machine can harness the power of the Industrial Internet to analyze tens of thousands of data points every second, helping to manage wind’s variability and provide smooth, predictable power. The turbine is an evolution of GE’s 1.5MW series of turbines and is well suited for Brazil’s wind regime. As part of the contract, GE will provide the operations and maintenance on the 32 turbines for 10 years.
“The 2.2-107 wind turbine provides a 12% increase in capacity factor and a 33% increase in power output over GE's current offering while continuing to provide the reliability and efficiency of GE’s wind turbines,” said Jean-Claude Robert, general manager of Latin America for GE’s renewable energy business.
In 2013, 4.7 GW of wind were contracted in Brazil through the Brazil Energy Auction system, and GE secured contracts for more than 1 GW. GE also announced the installation of its 500th wind turbine in Brazil in September. GE has been in operation in Brazil since 1919 and today employs more than 8,500 people in the country. The local team uses GE’s global expertise of engineers, field service technicians and logistics excellence to help provide the highest quality and strongest execution for its customers in Brazil.