EDF Renewables now provides O&M services to 400 MW portfolio of DTE Energy wind facilities
SAN DIEGO, (June 11, 2014) – EDF Renewables has signed a multiyear Operations and Maintenance agreement with DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) for the 75 megawatt (MW) Brookfield Wind Park. Located in Huron County, Michigan, and consisting of 44 General Electric (GE) 1.7 MW turbines, Brookfield Wind Park joins the Thumb, Echo, and Gratiot Wind Parks, currently under contract with EDF Renewables, for a total of 400 MW.
“We look forward to extending our business relationship with DTE Energy and providing exceptional services to the Brookfield project,” 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.”
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.
The company’s Operations Control Center (OCC) manages wind and solar projects across North America. The $4 million newly-constructed facility combines the OCC, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), and Operations & Maintenance auxiliary services into a technical services hub with a “One Touch” integrated front end monitoring system to improve response times and more efficiently track key performance indicators. The facility was designed to create a more efficient, reliable, and secure operating platform, while benefiting from the centralization of SCADA functions and consolidation of multiple vendor SCADA environments to provide a common operating view.
EDF Renewables is an industry leader, providing O&M services to more than 7.4 gigawatts of renewable energy projects across North America. With more than 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.