Escondido, Calif.-based enXco Service Corp., an EDF Energies Nouvelles company, has entered into a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) service agreement with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (WPS), a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group Inc., for the 99 MW Crane Creek Wind Project located in Howard County, Iowa.
enXco will operate and provide all necessary maintenance for the 66 GE 1.5 MW turbines and balance of plant equipment, as well as supplying 24/7 remote monitoring and fault resets from its operations control center in Pipestone, Minn.
‘We're looking forward to working with enXco on our first large-scale wind project,’ says WPS wind maintenance manager Doug Bishop. ‘Their extensive experience in wind farm operation and maintenance will help ensure that we are providing the best value for our customers while maintaining a positive relationship with the local community.’
Crane Creek Wind Project, under development by enXco Development Corp. on behalf of WPS, is expected to begin the construction phase in 2009.
SOURCE: enXco Service Corp.