GE Riding the Wind

Industry experts predict wind -- the world's fastest-growing energy source -- will expand at least 20 percent annually over the next five years

Published: 11-Nov-2003

With a recent streak of major contracts in the United States and abroad, General Electric Co. executives are thinking green and riding the wind.

GE Wind Energy, a unit of Marietta-based GE Power Systems, has become the country's largest manufacturer of turbines and the second-largest in the world -- just a year into operation. GE (NYSE: GE) acquired the business from Enron Corp., shortly after the company went bankrupt.

Not long after the acquisition, GE found out that in addition to being a "green" technology, wind also is a profitable one.

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