enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles company, held a blade-signing ceremony to celebrate the development and construction of its Shiloh III wind project. The 102.5 MW wind farm is expected to begin delivering electricity into the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) generation portfolio this December.
The new wind project, developed and owned by enXco, stretches over 4,600 acres of farmland – 98% of which remains usable for farming and ranching – and consists of 50 REpower 2.05 MW turbines. PG&E will purchase the power generated under a 20-year power purchase agreement, and enXco Service Corp. will provide the operations and maintenance services.
The official ceremony included such distinguished guests as California Sen. Lois Wolk; California Assembly member Mariko Yamada; the California Natural Resources Agency's deputy secretary for climate change and energy, Julia Levin; and Dr. Robert Weisenmiller, chair of the California Energy Commission.