Atlanta’s GE Energy announced it will provide 600 megawatts of wind turbines to Chicago-based Invenergy Wind LLC for projects in the United States and Canada beginning in 2008.

Invenergy Wind, a subsidiary of Invenergy LLC that develops and operates wind energy and natural gas-fired electricity generating facilities, previously purchased 600 megawatts of GE Energy wind turbines for projects in 2007.

Following the recent purchase, the company will have a total of 1,200 megawatts of GE 1.5-megawatt machines that can provide power to more than 300,000 homes in Canada and the U.S. over the next two years.

Invenergy has developed 680 megawatts of wind energy facilities over the past three years.

More than 6,000 of GE Energy’s 1.5-megawatt wind turbines are installed worldwide. The company provided wind turbines representing more than 45 percent of the U.S.’s new wind capacity in 2006.

GE Energy has wind turbine design, manufacturing and assembly facilities in Canada, China, Germany, Spain and the U.S.

U.S. wind energy facilities produce an estimated 31 billion kilowatt-hours annually, or enough electricity to serve 2.9 million U.S. homes.

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