Vestas secures 184-MW turbine order from Xcel Energy

By Michelle Froese With 19% larger swept area than the previous 2.0 MW model, Vestas’ V120-2.2 MW expands wind projects into new low and medium wind speed regions, harnessing previously uneconomical wind resources.
Vestas has received a 184-MW turbine order from Xcel Energy for the Blazing Star Wind Project in Minnesota. The contract is for Vestas’ V120-2.2 MW wind turbines delivered in 2.0 operating mode.
The 200-MW Blazing Star Wind Project is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout its territory. This expansion

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