Escondido, CA.—November 4, 2008—enXco Service Corporation (eSC)- an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (Paris: EEN), announced today a multi-year Operations and Maintenance agreement with MidAmerican Energy Company, which puts the total number of megawatts under contract to 3,186 (representing over 4,500 turbines). This solidifies eSC's position as the leading third-party O&M provider for wind-energy projects in North America.
This latest contract for 216 turbines makes a total of 615 turbines (897.5 MW) that eSC operates for MidAmerican and marks the fourth agreement signed with MEC this year.
"These additional contracts strengthen the already strong relationship we have with MidAmerican Energy. We believe our policy of putting safety and quality ahead of everything else resonates well with MidAmerican's relentless commitment to providing excellent service to its customers." commented Larry Barr, executive vice president for enXco Service Corporation.
In addition to operation and maintenance services provided at the Charles City (75MW), Carroll (150 MW), and Victory (99 MW) wind projects, 24/7 remote monitoring and fault resets will be provided from eSC's Operations Control Center located in Pipestone, Minnesota.
With over 300 full-time Wind Technicians employed, eSC has the quality resources to get the job done for all of our wind projects owners. Barr adds "Our greatest attribute is our dedicated and hard-working employees who put forth a tremendous effort each day to optimize wind project revenues. Our system of training and employee development, coupled with our deeply ingrained safety culture, is key to our success in securing and keeping long-term employees."
enXco, Inc. (www.enxco.com) an an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN) (www.edf-energies.nouvelles.com) develops, constructs, 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 largest third-party operations & maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.
MidAmerican Energy Company is the largest utility in Iowa and is strategically located in the middle of several major markets in the Midwest. The company provides service to more than 722,000 electric customers and more than 702,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600 square-mile area from Sioux Falls, S. D. to the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois.