November 14, 2012

GE installs 20,000th wind turbine

Fairfield conglomerate General Electric on Wednesday celebrated the installation of its 20,000th wind turbine – 10 years after the company acquired Enron's wind business.

The combined power of the GE fleet could power Hong Kong and London for an entire year, according to the company.

While celebrating the installation, GE did not disclose the location of the 20,000th wind turbine.

The conglomerate first entered the wind business in 2002 after buying the turbine division of failing energy giant Enron. GE achieved the 10,000th turbine milestone in 2008 and the 15,000th milestone in 2011.

GE installs 3,000 turbines annually. The company's fleet ranges from small installations in rural Massachusetts to mega-projects in California.

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