SOURCE: EDF Renewable Energy
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, today announced that the 161 megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Project, located in Oldham County, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo, is operational and supplying electricity to the regional transmission grid.
The project, comprised of 70 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines, will deliver carbon-free electricity for the benefit of Southwestern Public Service Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xcel Energy, under a 15-year power purchase agreement and will generate clean electricity sufficient to supply approximately 50,000 average homes. EDF Renewable Services, formerly enXco Service Corporation, will service the balance-of-plant during the turbine warranty period.
"Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity, due to robust wind resources, a business friendly environment, and supportive stakeholders at the state and local levels," commented Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. "Spinning Spur represents EDF Renewable Energy's first project in Texas, and we look forward to future opportunities to build on newly established partnerships with the project's landowners, the local community, and Southwestern Public Service Company."
Cielo Wind Services, Inc. (Cielo) of Austin, Texas participated with EDF Renewable Energy in the construction management of the project. "The Cielo team directed a project spending program for construction contracting with Oldham County businesses and Southwestern Public Service Company customers," cited Walt Hornaday, a Cielo executive. "The local property tax incentives and Southwestern Public Service Company's long term wind purchase directly resulted in hundreds of jobs during construction."
About EDF Renewable Energy:
EDF Renewable Energy -- formerly enXco -- is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States for its own accord as well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy's portfolio consists of over 4.5 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.5 gigawatts of installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com
About EDF Renewable Services:
EDF Renewable Services -- formerly enXco Service Corporation -- is the leading third-party provider of operations and maintenance services in North America. With 25 years of experience, EDF Renewable Services understands renewable energy facilities represent a substantial investment. The company takes an owner-operator approach to ensure maximum returns on the asset, full project value, and ongoing profitability for new and existing facilities. As part of a global organization with utility-scale wind and solar plants, the company brings depth of experience to every project. With more than 6 gigawatts of wind and solar under contract, EDF Renewable Services is the trusted leader in O&M. For more information visit: www.edf-renewable-services.com