Escondido, CA.—September 26, 2007—enXco Service Corp (a subsidiary of enXco, Inc, an EDF EN Company), announced today that it has signed an Operation & Maintenance Services Agreement with Orion Energy Group's Benton County Wind Farm LLC.
The Benton County Wind Farm will be located Benton and Newton Counties, Indiana, and will consist of 87 GE 1.5 Megawatt wind turbines. The facility is expected to be operational in the 2nd quarter of 2008. enXco Service will provide operations and all necessary maintenance for the project. In addition, enXco Service will provide "24/7" remote monitoring of the project from their Operations Control Center located in Pipestone, MN.
"We are pleased to have again been selected by OEG to provide these important services for one of their wind energy projects, and to be involved with them in bringing new economic growth to this region of Indiana. The O&M Agreement for Benton County Wind Farm is the second such agreement signed between enXco Service and OEG, the first being for the Camp Grove Wind Farm in Marshall and Stark Counties, Illinois," stated Larry Barr, Vice President of Operation & Maintenance. "Our extensive experience with GE wind turbines to be utilized at Benton County Wind Farm gives us extreme confidence in this undertaking."
We believe that retaining enXco Service Corp to provide operations and maintenance services for both our Benton County and Camp Grove Wind Projects will result in long term operating efficiencies that will materially benefit each project, "stated Scott Healy, Vice President of OEG.
enXco, inc. (www.enxco.com) an EDF-EN Company (www.edf-en.com) develops, constructs, operates and manages wind energy projects throughout the United States. Since 1987 enXco has grown to be a significant owner and developer of wind-energy projects. enXco is the largest 3rd party provider for wind farms, with more than 3,600 turbines and more than 1,500 MW under contract.
Founded in 1990, EDF Energies Nouvelles (www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com) is a world-class player in the green electricity generation market, with gross installed capacity of 1,037 MW worldwide at 31 December 2006 (including net capacity of 770 MW), plus 615 MW in gross capacity under construction (including 401 MW net). With a presence in 9 European countries and in the United States, EDF Energies Nouvelles operates in four renewable energy segments (wind, hydro, biomass and solar). EDF Energies Nouvelles is a 50% owned subsidiary of the EDF Group. Since 28 November 2006, EDF Energies Nouvelles has been listed in Compartment A of Eurolist by Euronext Paris (code: EEN, ISIN code: FR0010400143).