By Cameron Chai
enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles firm, has inked an agreement with REpower Systems, a turbine producer in Germany, for 25 MM92 2.05 MW wind turbine generators.
These wind turbines will be added to REpower’s previous order for providing the complete capacity of the 102.5 MW Shiloh IV wind project, which is situated in Solano County of California.
The Shiloh IV wind project aims to improve older technology, enabling more clean energy production with less number of wind turbines. Current turbines, which were installed in 1989, will be removed during the development of the wind project.
According to enXco’s VP of wind business unit, Jeff Ghilardi, the company is delighted to implement a modern turbine technology in order to attain capacity that is more than 4 times higher and energy that is nearly 10 times greater with minimum land resource addition.
The company will own and develop the Shiloh IV wind project. According to the 25 year power purchase contract, PG&E will buy the generated power. The supply of wind turbines has been scheduled for fall of 2012. It is expected that the commercial operation will begin by the end of 2012.
Five wind projects, including Shiloh IV, will have been developed by enXco in the wind resource area of Montezuma Hills for 511.5 MW of power in California. The MM92 wind turbine from REpower will be used in three of these projects.