Northern Ireland has a substantial wind power capacity of 1.4 gigawatts. A Significant number of these are around 250kW (798 with a total installed capacity of 214MW). The wind fleet contains 1,236 sites of 5,000 kW in capacity or less, with a total capacity of 218 MW.
Deploying larger capacity turbines with a reduced output capability has become extremely viable as the machines can produce the maximum 250kw at lower wind speeds making for a potentially more efficient machine.
GES have been working closely with the industry in developing the generator winding design to accommodate this. Recently GES have completed machine winding conversions which have been installed at several sites across Northern Ireland and in Europe
The feedback from customers and service providers has been excellent and the machines performance has met all expectations. With several more conversions in the pipeline, GES look forward to 2021 with further orders and developing our working relationship with others in this industry.