Escondido, Calif.-based enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles company, has started construction on the 50 MW Linden Wind Project, located in Klickitat County, Wash. The project is expected to bring power to the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) generation portfolio on behalf of participating members Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the city of Glendale.
The project is scheduled to be in operation in early 2010 as part of LADWP's and SCPPA's effort to provide renewable energy.
The Linden Wind Farm consists of 25 REpower MM92 turbines. The project received SCPPA board approval in August, and the notice to proceed was delivered in early October. Developed by enXco, the Linden Wind Project will be transferred to SCPPA upon completion.
LADWP will provide project management for the SCPPA participants. The utility will receive 90% (45 MW) of power produced by the wind farm, representing about 0.5% of the utility's renewable portfolio standard of 20% by 2010. The project will utilize existing transmission to deliver the wind power to Los Angeles.