Issaquah, Washington-based North American Energy Services Co. (NAES) has signed an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with White Creek Wind I LLC. Under the agreement, NAES will provide O&M services for the 205 MW White Creek wind farm located in Klickitat County, Washington.
White Creek, scheduled to achieve commercial operations near year-end, features Siemens 2.3 MW MK II wind turbines. Power is sold via power purchase agreements with Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County, Public Utility District No. 1 of Cowlitz County, Tanner Wind Energy Inc., and LL&P Wind Energy Inc. Energy will be transmitted via the transmission systems of Klickitat County PUD and Bonneville Power Administration.
According to NAES, the company will develop and implement site-specific operational programs, conduct routine and preventive maintenance, coordinate and manage the original equipment manufacturer service agreement, conduct operations to optimize power generation, prepare and monitor budgets and operating plans, and prepare and maintain operating logs and reports. They will be supported by Global Energy Concepts of Seattle via a services contract.