SAN DIEGO, (December 18, 2012) – EDF Renewables – formerly enXco Service Corporation – has signed a multi-year agreement with Bishop Hill Energy II LLC, a subsidiary of both MidAmerican Renewables and MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, to provide operations and maintenance services for the 81 megawatt (MW) Bishop Hill II Wind Project.
The project, located near the town of Galva, northwest of Peoria, Illinois, is comprised of 50 General Electric (GE) 1.62 MW wind turbines. Construction began in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the project began operation in November, achieving commercial operation in December 2012.
“Bishop Hill II marks our first operations & maintenance agreement with MidAmerican Renewables,” said Larry Barr, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewables. “We are pleased to enter into the agreement and extend our long-term relationship with MidAmerican to this project. This agreement demonstrates continued confidence in our ability to provide cost effective operations and maintenance services for our valued customers.”
Under the terms of the agreement, EDF Renewables will provide selected operations and maintenance services for wind turbine generators and 24/7 remote monitoring from its North American Electric Reliability Corporation (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.