HAWAII—April 11, 2005—Hawi Renewable Development LLC today announced that it has commenced construction of its 10.56 MW wind energy facility being developed on the Big Island of Hawaii. Commercial operation is scheduled for November, 2005.
Hawi Renewable Development, LLC is a partnership between enXco, Inc., International Energy Services, USA, Inc. and HRD, Inc. "We are excited to have commenced construction on this important wind energy Project for the State of Hawaii" said Tristan Grimbert, President and COO of enXco, Inc.
The 10.56 MW wind energy Project will be located near Upolo Point on the Island of Hawaii. The Project will comprise 16 Vestas V47 wind turbines and will also include American Superconductor D-VAR® fault ride through and voltage control equipment to meet steady state and dynamic voltage standards for interconnection of the wind farm to the utility grid. The balance of plant will be provided by Site Constructors, Inc. Tom Carbone, President of Vestas Americas stated that "Vestas are pleased to have been selected to supply WTG's to the first utility scale project to be constructed in Hawaii."
The Project has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) which was approved by the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission in 2004. The Project will serve growing demand on the Island of Hawaii, will diversify HELCO's energy sources and will contribute to the Renewable Portfolio Standard passed last year in the State of Hawaii. Robert Treiberg, Vice President, of IES and President of Hawi Renewable Development, LLC stated that "we look forward to providing an important new source of renewable energy for the State of Hawaii."
enXco, Inc. is a leading developer, owner and operator of wind energy facilities in North America, with some 300 MW of wind energy facilities in ownership or operation. enXco, Inc. is owned by EDF Energies Nouvelles S.A., which is partly owned by Electricite de France. International Energy Services USA, Inc. owns various renewable energy facilities in the US and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electricite de France. HRD, Inc. was the original developer of the Hawi Project and is an affiliate of Site Constructors Inc., a privately held construction company who is constructing the balance of plant for the Project.