Rio Vista, Calif., September 24, 2012 – EDF Renewable Energy, formerly enXco, celebrates the development and construction of the Shiloh IV Wind Project with a blade signing ceremony.
The 102.5 MW wind project is expected to begin delivering carbon-free electricity into the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) generation portfolio in December 2012.
Shiloh IV Wind Project, located in Solano County, California, is the largest repowering project in the country whereby older technology is upgraded allowing for increased generation of clean energy with fewer wind turbines. About 235 Kenetech 100 kW turbines originally installed in 1989 have been removed and replaced with 50 REpower turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.05 MW.
Shiloh IV is the direct result of the state’s support for renewable energy mandates and the federal government’s recognition that renewable energy requires tax credits to level the playing field with fossil fuel based resources. In the decade since California passed the renewable portfolio standards in 2002, EDF Renewable Energy has actively supported these goals through the development of 1,183 MW of wind and solar projects throughout the state.