EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Project and

EDF Renewable Energy Dedicates the Pacific Wind Project and Catalina
Solar Project 
ROSAMOND, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/12 --   EDF Renewable Energy,
formerly enXco, celebrates the construction and operation of two Kern
County projects producing clean energy for Southern California. The
140 MW Pacific Wind and 143 MWp Catalina Solar projects were
developed and contracted independently; however, their close
geographic proximity to one another enabled the projects to share
certain infrastructure and thus evolve into one of the largest
wind/solar hybrid projects in the United States. 
Pacific Wind began operation in August 2012 and the first phase of
Catalina Solar will begin operation in December 2012. Both deliver
carbon-free electricity into the grid for the benefit of San Diego
Gas & Electric Company's (SDG&E) generation portfolio under two
separate power purchase agreements. These new projects bring the
total renewable megawatts under long-term agreements with SDG&E to
343 megawatts, all of which are generated in Kern County. 
"Pacific Wind and Catalina Solar are the direct result of
California's renewable energy mandate, as well as the federal
production tax credit and the investment tax credit. The PTC for
wind, and more recently the ITC for solar, assist renewable resources
in leveling the playing field against fossil fuels, which have
decades of government incentives behind them," said Mark Tholke, vice
president of EDF Renewable Energy's Southwest Region. "These tax
credits have created a substantial domestic wind industry, tens of
thousands of American jobs and millions of dollars in local economic
benefits for the communities where renewable energy projects exist." 
Tholke added, "Congress' support and passage of the PTC is critical
to preserve these jobs and future economic benefits. We recognize and
appreciate the hard work of our partners, in particular SDG&E, which
has resulted in world class wind and solar projects." 
"The projects highlighted today exemplify the scientific and
technological breakthroughs that have come to define California's
innovative culture," said Senator Jean Fuller. "As a representative
of the Rosamond community, I'm proud to support initiatives that lead
to economic growth and more jobs." 
"These two renewable projects a
re significant not only to SDG&E's
customers, but to the entire state of California in its efforts to
meet aggressive environmental goals," said Matt Burkhart, vice
president of electric and fuel procurement for SDG&E. "We have been
committed from the start to helping get viable, economic renewable
resources developed. Pacific Wind and Catalina Solar are perfect
examples of renewable energy projects that have succeeded in reaching
the finish line by overcoming a number of regulatory and commercial
challenges. We applaud EDF Renewable Energy for their efforts, and
success."  
As part of EDF Renewable Energy's workforce development and community
investment program, the company presented a $30,000 check to Rosamond
High School for the purchase and installation of a solar-powered
baseball field scoreboard. This support coupled with last year's
$160,000 contribution to the Clean Energy Training Program at Kern
Community College District demonstrates the company's long-term
commitment to the communities of Kern County. 
Consisting of REpower MM92 turbines, Pacific Wind generates
electricity to supply approximately 56,000 homes with renewable
energy. Catalina Solar, representing EDF Renewable Energy's largest
utility scale project to be developed in the U.S., is comprised of 82
MWp Solar Frontier and 60 MWp First Solar PV modules and is expected
to generate electricity for 35,000 homes. EDF Renewable Services,
formerly enXco Service Corporation, will provide operations and
maintenance services for both projects. 
EDF Renewable Energy is one of the largest renewable energy
developers in California and the nation. Pacific Wind and Catalina
Solar represent EDF Renewable Energy's 20th and 21st owned renewable
energy projects in California generating a combined 771 MW of clean
energy for the state. Total gross installed capacity in the United
States is 1,563 MW. 
About EDF Renewable Energy:
 EDF Renewable Energy -- formerly enXco
-- is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25
years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of
services from project development and management to operations and
maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar
photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy
market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions.
The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable
energy p
rojects throughout the United States for its own accord as
well as for third parties. EDF Renewable Energy's portfolio consists
of over 4.5 gigawatts of developed projects with 1.5 gigawatts of
installed capacity. EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of
EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable
energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the
world. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com  
About EDF Renewable Services:
 EDF Renewable Services -- formerly
enXco Service Corporation -- is the leading third-party provider of
operations and maintenance services in North America. With 25 years
of experience, EDF Renewable Services understands renewable energy
facilities represent a substantial investment. The company takes an
owner-operator approach to ensure maximum returns on the asset, full
project value, and ongoing profitability for new and existing
facilities. As part of a global organization with utility-scale wind
and solar plants, the company brings depth of experience to every
project. With more than 6 gigawatts of wind and solar under contract,
EDF Renewable Services is the trusted leader in O&M. For more
information visit: www.edf-renewable-services.com  
Media Contacts: 
Sandi Briner
EDF Renewable Energy
858-521-3525
Sandi.Briner@edf-re.com 
Jenny Corsey, APR
Allison+Partners
619-533-7981
edf@allisonpr.com 
 
 
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