enXco Service Canada Inc., an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, has signed an agreement with Cartier Wind Energy Inc. to provide remote monitoring services for the 109.5 megawatt Baie-des-Sables Wind Farm located in Baie-des-Sables, Quebec.
Consisting of 73 GE 1.5-MW SLE wind turbines, the project was commissioned in November 2006 and generates clean energy for approximately 21,000 homes. enXco's Operations Control Center (OCC) will allow Cartier to have permanent monitoring of the Baie-des-Sables site and perform remote resets or dispatch Cartier's wind technicians as required.
"We are very pleased to leverage our NERC-compliant OCC to serve Cartier's needs in Gaspésie," said Timothy Fratta, O&M Business Development Manager for enXco Service Canada Inc. "Effective remote monitoring represents a valuable tool for wind farm owners, ensuring that resets are performed safely and contributing to lower down time."
enXco's OCC provides remote monitoring services to 46 wind projects representing 2,798 wind turbines and five solar projects for a total of 4,675 MW under contract.
enXco Service Canada Inc., and its American affiliate provides O&M services to more than 5,000 wind turbines throughout North America, representing 5,200 MW of wind energy. With 25 years of experience and more than 360 full-time, trained and certified wind technicians, enXco Service has the resources and experience to optimize project availability and maximize revenues.