SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire -12/20/11)- enXco Service Corporation (eSC), an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has signed a multi-year Operation and Maintenance Agreement with Ridgeline Energy, LLC to provide operations and maintenance services for the 79.86 megawatt Rockland Wind Farm.
Rockland Wind Farm, located near American Falls in Power County, Idaho, is a joint development venture between Ridgeline Energy and Diamond Generating Corporation. Consisting of 44 Vestas V100 – 1.815 MW turbines, the project will generate clean energy for approximately 37,000 homes when it becomes fully operational later this month. Idaho Power will purchase the power under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
Under the terms of the O&M Agreement, eSC will provide complete O&M for the balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center. Previously, eSC’s Special Services Team provided support during the construction and commissioning of the project under a short-term service agreement.
“We are pleased to be selected by Ridgeline Energy to provide long-term O&M for their wind energy facility,” said Dave Luck, Director of Business Development for enXco Service Corporation. “We are especially proud to be able to demonstrate our extensive experience and resources during construction and commissioning, and look forward to contributing to the long-term success of the project. eSC looks forward to working with Ridgeline on future wind and solar projects.”
“Ridgeline Energy and Diamond Gen group is proud to add enXco to the Rockland Wind Farm Operating & Maintenance team,” said Richard Ellis, Director of Construction for Ridgeline Energy. “The knowledge and experience of the enXco group will ensure that our goals of operating and maintaining world class renewable energy facilities are met far into the future.”
enXco Service Corporation is an industry leader, providing O&M services to more than 5,000 turbines nationwide representing 4,800 MW of wind energy. With 24 years of experience and over 300 full-time, trained and certified Wind Technicians employed, eSC has the resources and experience to optimize project availability and maximize revenues.
About enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company:
enXco (www.enxco.com) — an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com) 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.
About Ridgeline Energy:
Ridgeline Energy specializes in developing, constructing and operating community and utility-scale wind and solar energy projects across the United States and Canada. www.ridgelineenergy.com. Ridgeline is a direct subsidiary of Veolia Environment (NYSE: VE – News) (EURONEXT: VIE), the world’s largest environmental services company providing tailored solutions in energy management, water management, waste services, and freight and passenger transportation. In North America the Veolia Environment operations groups maintain headquarters in Chicago, have been in operation for more than 30 years and employ more than 30,000 people. Visit the company’s global Web site at www.veoliaenvironnement.com and the North American Web site at www.veolianorthamerica.com
About Diamond Generating Corporation:
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the world’s most diverse enterprises, with over 700 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide, Diamond Generating Corporation has developed a reputation for financial strength and long-term stability. Its expertise in power development and generation, including greenfield development, acquisition, fuel procurement, financing, construction and operations management has resulted in a portfolio of efficient, state-of-the-art, environmentally sound generating facilities. For more information, visit the Diamond Generation web site at: http://www.dgc-us.com