Suzlon Wind Energy Corp, a subsidiary company of Suzlon Energy Limited that focuses on North American wind markets, has unveiled its plans to complete 728 MW wind power projects in USA before the end of the year 2010.
The nine projects which the company is planning to commission are located in seven states such as Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Idaho and Arizona. The projects include community development schemes in Minnesota and Kansas and development of the first wind farm in the state of Arizona. Most of the nine projects will feature Suzlon's S88-2.1 MW wind turbine that has proved its performance successfully.
The company is planning to install 351 numbers of wind turbines in all its nine projects spread over seven states. The generated power from the wind turbines is enough to provide electricity to around 220,000 homes located in all the seven states. More over the wind turbine projects will provide around 50 long term employment opportunities related to wind turbine maintenance in the countryside Suzlon estimates that its employees who choose to live in the areas will contribute around $1.5 million to the local economy by way of expenses.
Currently Suzlon has an installed wind power capacity of 1,750 MW in the United States and the company is planning to augment its capacity to 2,480 MW by the end of the year 2010.