Applaud Wind Companies for Continued Generation of Emissions-Free Energy

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Target: Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin

Goal: Applaud the cooperative efforts of Gamesa Technology Corp. and NedPower for continuing to provide West Virginia with clean, sustainable wind energy

NedPower’s 264MW Mount Storm Wind Farm was completed and began commercially generating electricity in 2008. Gamesa Technology Corp. has been providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services to the plant for the last five years, ensuring that the wind turbines are always up to date and running smoothly with current technology. Through a new 10-year agreement, these companies have chosen to continue their partnership, helping to protect our natural environment.

Under the agreement, Gamesa provides full service to the Mount Storm Plant. This puts the facility under the umbrella of the Gamesa Premium Availability (GPA) program. In addition to straightforward maintenance and repair services, the GPA program aims to reduce potential risk and lower the cost of energy while pushing towards greater reliability. This goal is achieved through the application of appropriate software upgrades to the turbines, preventative service solutions and logistics optimization at the plant. Such changes strengthen turbine availability and can reduce operation costs for NedPower by up to 10 percent.

Philippe Delleville, Gamesa North American Vice President of Services, spoke on the project: “Wind farm owners and operators understand the value of Gamesa’s O&M services. Increasing long-term turbine optimization reduces risk, generates real cost savings and helps drive profitability for the customer. With nearly two decades of O&M experience, Gamesa remains committed to helping our customers meet and exceed their power production goals by ensuring the turbines are reliable and well maintained.” He also added, “We’re honored by the confidence NedPower has in our O&M services to extend this partnership for another decade.” Gamesa currently boasts service contracts to over two gigawatts of capacity in the United States.

The cooperation of these two entities ensures the continued, optimum, even improved performance of the wind turbines at the Mount Storm Wind Farm. Without the O&M services provided by Gamesa, the site would be in no condition to operate efficiently over the next decade. NedPower has chosen an effective partner, assuring the continued generation of emissions-free energy from its plant. These combined efforts should not go unnoticed. Sign this petition to ask West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to applaud Gamesa Technology Corp. and NedPower for coming together on the project and helping keep our environment safe.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Tomblin,

NedPower of West Virginia has been generating clean electricity from its 264MW Mount Storm Wind Farm since 2008. Operations and maintenance (O&M) services to the plant for the last five years have been provided by Gamesa Technology Corp. These O&M services are not just a repair-when-it’s-broken setup. Gamesa has constantly been optimizing the plant through use of preventative maintenance measures, software upgrades and logistics monitoring. Such efforts save NedPower up to 10 percent on operating costs for the facility.

Gamesa’s current five-year contract is drawing to a close, but through cooperative efforts, the companies have adopted a new 10-year agreement ensuring Gamesa will continue to provide these valuable services. The joint action of these companies secures the reliability of the Mount Storm Wind farm, offering a sustainable emissions-free alternative to other dirty energy sources. I urge you to applaud Gamesa Technology Corp. and NedPower for their collaboration, helping to keep our environment clean.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Walter Baxter via geograph.org

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One Comment

  1. Aaron Johnson says:

    Wind energy is the new kind of energy! If we developed advanced wind technology; we can generate lots of electricity.

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