Vestas received an order for 184MW of wind energy from Avangrid Renewables.
The firm and unconditional order includes forty-one V136-3.45MW wind turbines for the Montague wind project located in Oregon, 36MW of which will qualify for 80% of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). The Montague project, for Phase 1, will include 201MW of wind energy while the final site will have a grand total of 269 wind turbines and a 404MW capacity.
Vestas will supply their wind turbines and is required to provide maintenance and servicing with a five year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada, Chris Brown said, “The wind energy value chain spans across the entire U.S., delivering low-cost, clean, job-generating energy, and we are pleased to partner with Avangrid Renewables on a project in our home state of Oregon, while adding to the V136-3.45 MW turbine’s growing footprint in North America.”
According to the press release, the long-term PTC phasedown terms set in the bipartisan PATH act have resulted in nearly USD 50 billion of investment in the U.S. including the expansion of factories, millions of dollars in technology innovation investment and the addition of tens of thousands of jobs across the wind value chain.