SAN DIEGO, (November 14, 2012) – EDF Renewables – formerly enXco Service Corporation – has signed a multiyear Operations and Maintenance agreement with Detroit Edison for two wind projects for a combined 222.4 megawatts of wind-powered generating capacity.
The 110.4 MW Thumb Wind Project and the 112 MW Echo Wind Project, located in Huron and Sanilac counties, Michigan consist of General Electric (GE) 1.6 MW turbines. These two projects join the 102.4 MW Gratiot Wind Project, currently under contract with EDF Renewables, for a total of 324.8 MW.
“We look forward to providing exceptional services to these projects and growing the Detroit Edison portfolio,” said Dalen Copeland, director of business development for EDF Renewables. “We are confident our extensive experience, which includes over 2,000 GE turbines under contract, and resources will ensure the long-term success of this project. We look forward to bringing new job opportunities to the local communities and working with Detroit Edison on future projects in support of their growth plans.”
”We’re looking forward to continuing our work with EDF Renewables as we expand the wind portion of our renewable energy portfolio,” said Tom Komjathy, DTE Energy Renewables program manager. “The two wind projects in the Thumb show we’re making great progress toward meeting the state’s renewable energy goals.”
Under the terms of the agreement, EDF Renewables will provide selected O&M for the turbines and balance of plant, project oversight, and 24/7 remote monitoring from its NERC compliant Operations Control Center.
EDF Renewables is an industry leader, providing O&M services to more than 6,000 MW of wind and solar projects across North America. With 25 years of experience and over 450 full-time, trained and certified Wind Technicians employed, EDF Renewables has the resources and experience to optimize project availability and maximize revenues.