enXco Announces Final Completion of the 50 MW Linden Wind Power Project

The wind farm, developed by enXco and owned by SCPPA, will bring carbon-free electricity to the SCPPA generation portfolio on behalf of participating members Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the City of Glendale.

“The completion of the Linden wind power project illustrates our growing and productive relationship with SCPPA and its members,” commented Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of enXco. “We are proud and pleased to partner with SCPPA to contribute to their increasing renewable generation base.”

The Linden Wind Farm, consisting of 25 REpower MM92 wind turbines in Klickitat County, Washington, commenced construction in November 2009 after receiving SCPPA board approval in August 2009.

“We look forward to the reliable delivery from the Linden project to support our Renewable Energy portfolio objectives,” stated Bill D Carnahan, Executive Director of SCPPA.

LADWP will provide project management for the SCPPA participants. The utility will receive 90 percent (45 megawatts) of power produced by the wind farm, representing about 0.5 percent of the utility’s renewable portfolio goal of 20 percent by 2010. The wind power project will utilize existing transmission to deliver the clean wind power to the Los Angeles area.

enXco – an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company  – develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. For more than two decades, they have been a leader in wind energy focusing on large-scale wind farm projects.

enXco’s portfolio includes solar power and biomass technologies, in an effort to help drive the transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco has grown to be a significant owner and developer of wind energy installations in the United States, and is the largest third-party operations and maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) was created in 1980 by the Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs) in Southern California to provide financing for their participation in electric generating facilities and high voltage transmission lines. Today the twelve SCPPA members include the cities of: Anaheim, Azusa, Banning, Burbank, Cerritos, Colton, Glendale, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Riverside, Vernon, and the Imperial Irrigation District.

Our members serve over 2 million residential and business customers in Southern California representing a population of approximately 4.6 million people. SCPPA member generation portfolios presently include a combined capacity of over two thousand megawatts of Renewable Energy sources from Wind power, Geothermal energy, Hydro and Landfill Gas projects.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, provides reliable, low-cost water and power services to Los Angeles residents and businesses in an environmentally responsible manner.