Vestas gets order for wind turbines in Idaho

AP News
Posted: Nov 01, 2010 10:02 PM
Vestas gets order for wind turbines in Idaho

Danish wind-turbine maker Vestas has received an order for 32 turbines for the Horse Butte Wind project near Idaho Falls, Idaho.

The company said Monday the contract is the first time it will sell its V100-1.8 megawatt turbines in the United States. Delivery is scheduled to start this year, and commissioning of the project is expected in the second half of next year.

Vestas says the Idaho project will provide energy primarily to communities in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and California.

Vestas say it expects its Colorado plants to be involved with the order. The company has a blade factory in Windsor, a factory in Pueblo that makes the turbine towers, and a plant in Brighton that makes nacelles, housings for the generator, transformer and gearbox.