EDF Energies Nouvelles signs close to 1,000 MW of O&M contracts

EDF Energies Nouvelles has signed four new contracts covering 981 MW in capacity with US electricity

companies as part of its Operations & Maintenance business.

The deals have been signed by its US subsidiary enXco.

These contracts lift the total capacity managed by EDF EN under operations & maintenance contracts in the US to over 3,000 MW.

The contracts are as follows:

- A contract with PacifiCorp to manage six wind farms with a total of 456 MW in capacity in Oregon and Wyoming;

- A contract with MidAmerican Energy to manage three wind farms with 325.5 MW in total capacity in Iowa;

- The renewal of a contract with Kansas City Power & Light to manage the Spearville wind farm (100.5 MW), which was originally developed by enXco in Kansas and has been run by it since October 2006;

- A contract with Wisconsin Public Service Corp. to manage the Crane Creek wind farm (99 MW) in Iowa, which has also been developed by enXco and is due for delivery in 2009.

For its part, enXco now manages more than 4,500 turbines under operations & maintenance contracts, representing a total of 3,186 MW.