General Electric signs service deal with E.ON for wind farms

General Electric (NYSE: GE) said May 6 that it will provide operations and maintenance services for 819 wind turbines at eight wind farms in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas for E.ON Climate and Renewables North America.

This announcement marks GE’s largest wind service contract to date. The service agreement between GE and E.ON includes GE’s 1.5-771.6-100 and 1.6-82.5 wind turbines at the: Settler’s Trail Wind Farm and Pioneer’s Trail Wind Farm in Illinois; Wildcat Wind Farm in Indiana; Stony Creek Wind Farm in Pennsylvania; and Pyron Wind Farm and the Panther Creek Wind Farm Phases 1, 2 and 3 in Texas.

The operational service agreements with GE include remote monitoring and resets, PulsePOINT performance analysis, on-site troubleshooting, parts and technical advisory support.

“GE is dedicated to maintaining high-performing wind farms and that commitment formed the basis for this new agreement,” said Steve Trenholm, chairman, E.ON Climate and Renewables North America. “Our companies share a strong culture of excellence and commitment to safety and innovation, which has made for a great long-term partnership between E.ON and GE.”

“Our preeminent servicing capabilities and advanced use of software and analytics have helped us to build a record of proven service performance with E.ON’s wind turbines. This is the largest number of turbines in a single wind services agreement to date and we are proud to take on that responsibility with a great collaborator such as E.ON,” said Andy Holt, general manager of wind services for GE’s renewable energy business. “With core values in safety, innovation and excellence in execution, GE and E.ON are a great match.”

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