EDF Renewables North America announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Phoenix Wind Repower, to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for three wind projects located in Texas.
EDF Renewables claims that with this agreement, its asset optimization portfolio has reached over 2,300MW in Texas, including 15 projects and six turbine manufacturers.
Phoenix Wind Repower is a portfolio investment of a fund managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy at Ares Management.
Under the terms of the agreement, EDF Renewables will offer asset management, balance of plant (BOP) management, remote monitoring, and NERC Compliance Services for the wind projects.
The services will be provided to Trinity Hills project with 225MW, the 145MW Sherbino Mesa II project, and the 60MW Silver Star project, which are currently operating with existing Clipper C96-2.5 machines. These wind projects are expected to be repowered with Vestas V110-2.2 technology by 2020.
EDF Renewables asset optimization O&M business development vice president Dalen Copeland said: “We appreciate the opportunity to be trusted to help the three Texas wind projects deliver the highest value. This agreement demonstrates how we keep project owner’s success in mind by leveraging deep experience and a flexible suite of services into smarter decisions and increased performance.”
EDF Renewables claims that it provides asset optimization services to more than 13GW of wind and solar projects globally. It has more than 30 years of experience and over 450 experts employed in North America.
In October 2018, EDF Renewables North America completed the installation of 3M Wind Vortex Generators (VGs) on their Chestnut Flats Wind Project in Logan Township, Pennsylvania.
The installation followed the successful field verification testing of VGs installed on six GE 1.5sle turbines completed at EDF Renewable’s Bobcat Bluff Wind Project in Archer County, Texas.
EDF Renewables North America is a major independent power producer and service provider. It delivers grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects.