GE-Powered Santa Catarina Wind Farm Goes Online in Mexico

July 24, 2013 by  
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MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon, Jul 24, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
–Six Mexico Counties to Benefit from Farm’s Wind Power

–Five-Year Service Agreement Awarded to Operate and Maintain Wind Farm

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, Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de Mexico and Conduit
Capital announce the opening of Santa Catarina, the first operational
wind farm in Mexico powered by GE
wind turbines. Eight GE 2.75-103 turbines are online and are
expected to generate 45 gigawatts of power annually. GE also was awarded
a five-year
agreement to operate and maintain the Santa Catarina wind farm.

Energy generated by the eight-turbine wind farm would be the equivalent
to the required energy needs of approximately 9,000 homes in the
Monterrey, Mexico, region.

“Thanks to this project, we will be able to supply electricity for the
next 20 years and generate important saving to the counties, which
currently need the money to restore their finances, improve public
services and continue working on security issues in Monterrey,” stated
Carlos Jinich, general manager, Comexhidro.

The Santa Catarina wind farm is a result of a joint effort between
Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de Mexico and Conduit Capital, which, by
using GE technology, will be able to supply energy to six counties:
Santa Catarina, Monterrey, Apodaca, Escobedo, Nicolas de los Garza and
Los Ramones. The counties will use this energy for municipal needs,
including public lighting.

“We are proud to be a part of the Santa Catarina wind farm and bring
advanced renewable energy technology to Mexico,” said Anne McEntee,
president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business. “This project marks
the beginning of the potential our customers see for wind energy in the
country.”

The 2.75-103 machine is part of GE’s evolutionary technology portfolio,
which builds on the success and the global experience of GE’s 21,000
wind turbines installed globally.

About Eolica Santa Catarina

Partnership formed by Next Energy of Mexico, Conduit Capital Partners
and Comexhidro Viento. These companies are focused on Eolic energy
projects for Nuevo Leon and have major plans for the development of new
projects.

About Grupo Comexhidro

Grupo Comexhidro is focused on the development, construction and
operation for renewable electricity generation projects. Nowadays, wind
projects and hydroelectric power station are under operation and
producing 172 megawatts.

About GE Mexico

GE has been operating in Mexico for 117 years and employs nearly 11, 000
people around the country. It has 18 manufacturing plants distributed in
nine states, eight service centers and the biggest engineering center of
the country located at Queretaro, which employs nearly 1,500 specialized
engineers.

About GE

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more information, visit the company’s website at www.ge.com.

About GE Power Water

GE Power Water provides customers with a broad array of power
generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve
their challenges locally. Power Water works in all areas of the energy
industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas
and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy.
The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the
world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and
quality. Power Water’s six business units include Distributed Power,
Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services,
Renewable Energy and Water Process Technologies. Headquartered in
Schenectady, N.Y., Power Water is GE’s largest industrial business.

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