GE to supply wind turbines for 100-MW wind farm in Canada

General Electric (NYSE: GE) on April 17 said it will supply wind turbines for a 100-MW Dufferin wind farm in Melanchthon County, Ontario, Canada.

The company will supply 31 of its 1.6-100 wind turbines and 18 of its 2.75-103 wind turbines for the wind project, which is being developed by China Long Yuan Power Generation subsidiary Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd.

GE did not disclose financial details.

The wind farm supports Ontario’s Green Energy Act, which is created by the Ontario government to expand renewable energy production, encourage energy conservation and create green jobs. It features a feed-in tariff to ensure that renewable energy developers are able to achieve a reasonable return on their investments.

Under the Green Energy Act, renewable energy developers are required to demonstrate 50% local content for their projects. GE’s longstanding commitment to provide local manufacturing content and sophisticated application engineering support aligns with the Green Energy Act’s requirements.

“The Dufferin Wind Farm marks our first global wind project outside of China,” Long Yuan Canada President Wu Hao said in a news release. “With rich wind power resources and strong supporting policies for its wind industry, Canada has created an excellent investment and operational environment for wind farms. For this very important project, we are glad to work with GE, a technology supplier with an outstanding global reputation and experience.”

The wind turbines will be shipped to the project site in 2013, with commercial operation expected in 2014, GE said