EDP Renewables (EDPR) is planning to use GE’s Wind PowerUp technology to increase the power output of 402 GE 1.5-77 wind turbines at five wind farms, situated in US.

PowerUp is a customised software-enabled platform, which increases a wind farm’s output, according to GE.

EDP will install the PowerUp technology at Blue Canyon V wind farm in Oklahoma, Meadow Lake III wind farm in Indiana and the Top Crop I, Top Crop II and Railsplitter wind farms in Illinois.

EDPR is expected to increase power, generating around 420,000 megawatt hours of additional energy each year, which would supply the equivalent power used by 33,000 average US homes, by using PowerUp.

EDP Renewables executive vice president Brian Hayes said that GE’s PowerUp software will allow the company to improve the power curve and increase the annual energy production of these 402 wind turbines.

"At EDPR we like to be a leader in innovation and explore creative ways to make the most of our units and collaborating with GE has been a win-win for us," Hayes added.