enXco and Hawi Renewable Development, Inc. Announce the Completion of the Hawi Wind Farm on the Big Island of Hawaii - The first Utility Scale project to be constructed in Hawaii
Escondido, CA—April 7, 2006—enXco, Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed construction of its 10.56 MW wind energy facility developed on the Big Island of Hawaii in association with HRD, Inc. HELCO acceptance testing is starting in the coming weeks and commercial operation is scheduled to begin the middle part of April, 2006.
The project is located near Upolu Point and comprises 16 Vestas V47 wind turbines which will provide an important new source of renewable energy for the State of Hawaii. The project will also provide voltage regulation and low voltage ride-through capability to make the electrical grid more robust. 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.
"enXco is very pleased with this project on the beautiful Island of Hawaii and are proud to be associated with this valuable source of wind energy" stated Tristan Grimbert, President and COO of enXco, Inc. "This new project will help meet the growing demand for renewable energy and with the Island providing this continuing, natural resource we are confident Hawaii will have the wind power available to meet its demands."
enXco develops, constructs, operates and manages wind energy projects throughout the United States. Since 1987, enXco has grown to be a significant owner of wind-energy facilities in the United States with more than 350 MW under its control and the largest O&M 3rd party provider for wind farms, currently servicing more than 4,200 turbines and more than 1,100 MW. Since 2002 enXco has been an affiliate of EdF Energies Nouvelles.