enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has signed a turbine supply agreement with German turbine manufacturer REpower Systems SE for 25 MM92 2.05 megawatt wind turbine generators. These turbines will supplement a previous order with REpower to supply the full capacity of the 102.5 MW Shiloh IV Wind Project located in Solano County, California.
Shiloh IV Wind Project is a repowering effort to upgrade older technology allowing for increased generation of clean energy with fewer wind turbines. Project development includes the removal of existing turbines installed in 1989.
"We are pleased to be able to implement today's state-of-the-art turbine technology to achieve more than four-times greater capacity and nearly ten-times more energy with minimal addition in land resources," said Jeff Ghilardi, vice president, wind business unit for enXco.
enXco will develop, build, and own the Shiloh IV Wind Project while PG&E will purchase the power generated under a 25-year power purchase agreement. Turbine delivery is slated for fall of 2012, with commercial operation expected by the end of 2012.
With Shiloh IV, enXco will have developed five wind projects in the Montezuma Hills Wind Resource Area for a total of 511.5 MW in Solano County. Three of these projects (355 MW) utilize the REpower MM92 turbine.
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News published on 26 / 01 / 2012 by Gisela Bühl