enXco Signs O&M Wind Power Agreement With Detroit Edison

enXco Service Corporation (eSC), an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company has signed a multi-year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with Detroit Edison to provide operations and maintenance services for the 102.4 megawatt Gratiot Wind Farm.

The Gratiot Wind Power Project located in Gratiot County, Michigan marks enXco Service Corporation’s entry into the growing wind energy industry in the state. Construction on the project, which consists of 64 General Electric (GE) 1.6 MW wind turbines, is nearing completion.

‘We highly appreciate Detroit Edison selecting eSC to provide O&M for their first wind energy project,’ said Dave Luck, director of business development for enXco Service Corporation. ‘We are confident our extensive experience, which includes over 2,000 GE turbines under contract, and resources will ensure the long-term success of this project. We look forward to bringing new job opportunities to the local community and working with Detroit Edison on future projects in support of their growth plans.’

‘We’re looking forward to working with eSC as we operate part of the state’s largest wind farm,’ said Tom Komjathy, DTE Energy renewables program manager. ‘This is another example of how the state’s renewable energy policy is investing in communities and creating jobs.’

Under the terms of the O&M Agreement, eSC will provide complete O&M for the turbines and balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center.

enXco Service Corporation is an industry leader, providing O&M services to more than 5,000 wind turbines nationwide representing 4,800 MW of wind energy. With 24 years of experience and over 250 full-time, trained and certified Wind Technicians employed, eSC has the resources and experience to optimize project availability and maximize revenues.

enXco — an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. For more than two decades, we have been a leader in wind-energy focusing on large-scale wind projects. Today enXco’s portfolio includes solar and biomass technologies, in an effort to help drive our nation’s transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco is a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations in the United States, and is the leading third-party operations & maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.

Detroit Edison is an investor-owned electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan and a subsidiary of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.