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LEEDCo switching to Siemens for its U.S. built turbines
The company will be installing wind turbines in Lake Erie at a cheaper cost

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The Lake Erie offshore wind project is shifting suppliers to a company that makes it wind turbines in the United States.

The Lake Erie Energy Development Company, known as LEEDCo, announced recently it is switching from GE to Siemens to supply its wind turbines.

Lorry Wagner, president of LEEDCo, says GE has abandoned plans to develop products for China and the Great Lakes, opting for the European market instead. And Wagner says that prompted LEEDCo to find a new energy-efficient partner.

Wagner on Siemens' turbines

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“The real challenge is, whatever our costs are gonna be in a first-time project, they’re going to be higher than mature technologies. So we said, ‘We have to make sure we’re on a right track to get absolutely the lowest possible cost for this project.”

The turbines that Siemens will provide are smaller than GE’s, which makes them less expensive to install. The turbines also have a lower maximum power over a longer period of time, which will produce more energy.

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Siemens will be a fantastic partner and they will get the job done! The delay for offshore Lake Erie wind turbines is hopefully a go!

Posted by: Sandra Pucillo (Cleveland, Ohio) on July 16, 2012 11:07AM
Siemens is a top company for wind turbines! Can't wait for the turbines to be built in Cleveland offshore Lake Erie! Wind turbines will produce pollution free and waste free clean energy! Not to mention the 10's of thousands of jobs that will come to the area in manufacturing, delivering, building and maintaining the wind turbines!

Posted by: Sandra (Cleveland Suberbs) on July 16, 2012 10:07AM
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