enXco Dedicates Shiloh II Wind Project
enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, officially dedicated the Shiloh II Wind Project on Feb. 26 marking the completion of development and construction on California's newest wind project located in the Montezuma Hills Wind Resource Area of Solano County.
The 150-MW project is six times larger than the only other wind project built in California in 2008. Commercial operation was declared earlier this month.
Shiloh II Wind Project, developed and owned by enXco, consists of 75 REpower 2 MW turbines, and is the largest global installation of the REpower MM92 turbine. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will purchase the power generated under a 20-year power purchase agreement providing approximately 74,000 customers with clean electricity. The project stretches over 6,100 acres of farmland, 98 percent of which remain usable for farming and ranching. enXco Service Corporation will provide operations and maintenance services.
Shiloh II comes as a result of four years of dedication and collaboration by enXco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Solano County, and Travis Air Force Base; as well as landowners and the community leadership of Rio Vista. "Shiloh II represents some of our best work as a team, and recognition goes to enXco's Development and O&M employees, PG&E, Mortenson, REpower, the state of California, and local communities and landowners for making this project a reality. We further extend our gratitude to our financial team and partners whose diligent work brought this notable transaction to completion, even during these turbulent times in the financial sector," stated Tristan Grimbert, president and chief executive officer of enXco.