enXco - an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN) and Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) today announced final completion of the 50 MW Linden Wind Project.
The project, developed by enXco and owned by SCPPA, will bring carbon-free electricity to the SCPPA generation portfolio on behalf of participating members Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the City of Glendale.
“The completion of the Linden project illustrates our growing and productive relationship with SCPPA and its members,” commented Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of enXco. “We are proud and pleased to partner with SCPPA to contribute to their increasing renewable generation base.”
The Linden Wind Farm, consisting of 25 REpower MM92 turbines in Klickitat County, Washington, commenced construction in November 2009 after receiving SCPPA board approval in August 2009.
“We look forward to the reliable delivery from the Linden project to support our Renewable Energy portfolio objectives,” stated Bill D Carnahan, Executive Director of SCPPA.
LADWP will provide project management for the SCPPA participants. The utility will receive 90 percent (45 megawatts) of power produced by the wind farm, representing about 0.5 percent of the utility’s renewable portfolio goal of 20 percent by 2010. The project will utilize existing transmission to deliver the clean wind power to the Los Angeles area.