By Tess Stynes
General Electric Co. (GE) unveiled plans to supply wind turbines for alternative-energy projects in Michigan and Iowa, including the sale of 137 of its largest-capacity wind turbines operating in North America.
DTE Energy Co. (DTE) expects to spend $500 million for 137 of GE's 1.6-100 units for several wind projects, part of the Detroit electric and gas utility's efforts to increase its sources of alternative energy. The wind turbines have a total capacity of about 220 megawatts.
GE said it has received commitments over the past several months for the 1.6-100 turbines with a combined capacity of about 1.8 gigawatts. That represents about half of the total capacity covered in agreements--with a total estimated value of $3.6 billion--since the technology was introduced about a year ago.
In Iowa, a community wind initiative is purchasing six wind turbines from GE, which will be added to two current units, resulting in a 12.6-megawatt wind project across several communities.
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