EnXco to provide O&M services for 477 MW wind projects in Iowa
EDF Energies Nouvelles Co. subsidiary enXco Service Corp. has signed a multi year agreement with MidAmerican Energy Co. to provide operations and maintenance services for 477 MW of wind-powered generating capacity.
Under the agreement, enXco will provide the services for four wind projects located in Iowa, including project oversight and reporting and ongoing remote monitoring and fault resets from its Operations Control Center in Minnesota. The four projects, each utilizing GE 1.5-MW SLE wind turbines, are 150-MW Carroll wind farm; 75-MW Charles City wind farm; 99-MW Victory wind farm; and 153 MW Walnut wind farm.
DTE Biomass Energy begins operations at 3.2-MW landfill gas project in St. Clair County
DTE Energy unit DTE Biomass Energy has started operating a 3.2-MW landfill gas-to-energy facility at the Smith’s Creek Landfill in Kimball Township. The Smiths Creek Landfill project will produce enough electricity to power about 3,000 homes. In addition, the facility incorporates an education center to allow schools and community groups to learn about environmentally responsible means of waste disposal, as well as using renewable landfill gas to power electricity generation.
KGRA Energy, Chesapeake enter agreement for 2-MW alternative power generation installation
KGRA Energy LP will develop a pioneering waste heat recovery project to harness reciprocating engine exhaust heat. The company has signed a definitive agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary Appalachian Midstream Services LLC to build and install a customized 2-MW waste heat-to-power system.
Chesapeake Energy will work with KGRA subsidiary Liberty WHR Partners LLC to install the alternative energy project at one of its Marcellus Shale gas gathering compression facilities in Bradford County,Pennsylvania. KGRA’s system will convert waste heat from a series of compressor engines into retail grade electricity. The power can be used on site and/or sold back into the grid by KGRA.
KGRA will begin installation of the power generation project as early as the first quarter of 2012. Upon its completion, the project will produce more than 16.6 million kWh per year of emissions-free electricity, displacing about 16,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Shaka to install solar systems in Florida schools
Shaka, a globalization and corporate strategies firm focusing on renewable energy, has entered into the final stages of an agreement with Vergona – Bowersox Electric. Under the contract, Shaka will install 10-kW solar systems in various schools through out Florida’s part of the Florida Solar Energy Center and U.S. Department of Energy SunSmart E-Shelter Program. Earlier this year, Vergona – Bowersox has received $8,000,000 for the project.