Escondido, CA—November 9, 2005—enXco, Inc. was recently granted approval from the Solano County Board of Supervisors to partially repower an existing wind project near Rio Vista, CA. This project includes the replacement of ninety 56-100 Kenetech wind turbines with six GE 1.5 MW turbines."We are excited to repower the first phase of our existing windfarm in the Montezuma Hills designated wind resource area," emphasized Geraldine Schumacher, enXco V Project Manager. The project construction, expected to be completed in March of 2006 will result in 9 megawatts (MW) of wind energy. The project when completed will provide electricity for approximately 2,700 homes on an average annual basis.
"The approval by Solano County of the permit for repowering at the enXco V site near Rio Vista is another big step in enXco's efforts to bring the latest and most environment-friendly wind turbine technology to its projects in California. It will allow replacing ninety wind turbines using 1980's technology with each of the six modern turbines with no loss in renewable energy production. The efforts of the Solano County Board of Supervisors and staff in expediting this permit will allow the project to go into operation before the summer peak demand season in 2006, and will create local construction jobs in the process." states Dr. Jim Walker, Vice Chairman of enXco.
enXco, Inc., based in Escondido, California has developed and owned wind energy projects in the United States for nearly 20 years. enXco's wind energy experience includes long-term operation and maintenance of more than 4,000 wind turbines in areas as diverse as Searsburg, Vermont and Mojave, California, making enXco the leading independent provider of wind O&M services in the nation. The company's development team has completed projects for San Diego Gas & Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, Florida Power & Light, the U. S. Navy, the U. S. Air Force, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Southern California Edison, Xcel Energy, Great River Energy, and PPM Energy, among others.
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