GE Renewable Energy Secures 10-Year Service Agreement with Idaho Wind Partners

Apr 22, 2020
  • Agreement includes full-service agreement for 122 GE 1.56-82.5 turbines
  • GE’s PowerUp, eSCADA and Digital Plan of the Day digital tools also selected

Schenectady, NY, April 22, 2020 - GE Renewable Energy today announced that it has been selected by DIF Capital Partners to provide a 10-year full-service agreement (FSA) for the 183 MW Idaho Wind Partners wind farms near Twin Falls, ID.

The 11 wind farms, which are managed by Longroad Energy, include 122 GE 1.56-82.5 turbines.

The 10-year contract provides a suite of GE’s Digital Services including PowerUp, GE’s proprietary controls and performance optimization software; Enterprise SCADA, our operating system that provides real-time visibility, communications and control; and Digital Plan of the Day, a field service management tool which significantly increases field engineers’ productivity and fleet efficiencies by gathering and analyzing high performance wind power metrics and analytics.

Anne McEntee, GE Renewable Energy’s CEO of Digital Services, said: “This agreement demonstrates GE’s strong performance with Idaho Wind Partners through our previous planned servicing agreement, with turbines achieving 99+% availability since commissioning. We look forward to continuing to work with DIF and Longroad Energy on this project.”

David Lau, DIF Capital Partners’ Head of Asset Management North America, said: “We have been very satisfied with GE’s strong performance to date and are delighted to continue our relationship. Thanks to our strong partners, Idaho Wind Partners is certainly a well performing project in our portfolio.”

GE Renewable Energy is a digitally-enabled service provider for renewable assets, monitoring and maintaining more than 15,000 wind turbines across the globe. We offer both in-house and outsourced solutions that provide a continuous flow of hard data taken from the field and advanced analytics to help customers reduce costs and risk while increasing revenue streams, to ultimately help customers capture the maximum amount of energy at the lowest cost.

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About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With more than 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
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About DIF Capital Partners
DIF is an independent infrastructure fund manager, with €7.4 billion of assets under management across nine closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in greenfield and brownfield infrastructure assets located primarily in Europe, the Americas and Australasia through two complementary strategies:

  • DIF Infrastructure funds target equity investments in public-private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), concessions, utilities and renewable energy projects with long-term contracted or regulated income streams.
  • DIF CIF funds target equity investments in small to mid-sized infrastructure assets in the energy, transportation and telecom sectors with mid-term contracted income streams.

DIF has a team of over 135 professionals, based in nine offices located in Amsterdam (Schiphol), Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto. Please visit www.dif.eu for further information.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Becky Norton
Communications, Onshore Wind Americas & Digital Services
GE Renewable Energy
+1 518 522 8832
becky.norton@ge.com