enXco Service Corp. Signs Wind Energy O&M Agreement With Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. Crane Creek Wind Farm, a 99 megawatt (MW) wind power project located in Howard County, Iowa is comprised of 66 General Electric (GE) 1.5-MW wind turbines.
enXco Service Corp., an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has signed a multi-year Operations and Maintenance Agreement with Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. TEG +0.08% , for the Crane Creek Wind Farm.
Crane Creek Wind Farm, a 99 megawatt (MW) wind power project located in Howard County, Iowa is comprised of 66 General Electric (GE) 1.5-MW wind turbines. The project was developed and built by enXco Development Corporation in 2009 and turned over to WPS upon completion in a turnkey transaction.
Under the terms of the O&M Agreement, enXco Service Corp. will provide complete O&M for the turbines and 24/7 remote monitoring and fault resets from its fully NERC compliant Operations Control Center.
"The renewal of this contract demonstrates WPS’s confidence in our extensive experience to optimize project availability and reduce costs," commented Dave Luck, Director of Business Development. "We are very pleased to continue to provide operations and maintenance service for the Crane Creek Wind Farm."
"We are pleased with enXco Service Corp’s operation of Crane Creek and look forward to continuing our relationship," said Doug Bishop WPS Wind Maintenance Manager. "They understand what we need and are able to deliver."
enXco Service Corp., and its affiliates in Canada and Mexico, provides O&M services to more than 5,000 wind turbines throughout North America, representing 5 gigawatts of wind energy. With 25 years of experience and more than 360 full-time, trained and certified Wind Technicians, enXco Service Corp. has the resources and experience to optimize project availability and maximize revenues.
enXco develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the U.S. 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 power 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 U.S. and is the leading third-party operations and maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.
By José Santamarta, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com