Logan Township, Penn., January 13, 2012 — Gamesa Technology Corp. and enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles company, announced that the 38 MW Chestnut Flats Wind Farm, located northwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania in Blair County, achieved commercial operation on December 29, 2011.
The project features 18 G90-2.0 MW and one G87-2.0 MW Gamesa wind turbines. Developed and built by Gamesa Energy USA, LLC, Chestnut Flats will deliver carbon-free electricity to the regional transmission system for the benefit of Delmarva Power & Light‘s generation portfolio pursuant to a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Chestnut Flats is the third wind farm Gamesa has developed and put into operation in Pennsylvania.
enXco acquired 100 percent of the equity interest in Chestnut Flats Wind LLC, as well as all project assets owned by the special purpose company, upon closing on December 28.
As part of the sale agreement, Gamesa also will provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the turbines for five years. WestLB acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Gamesa on the sale of Chestnut Flats Wind LLC.