enXco has secured approval from California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a power purchase agreement (PPA) for its 102.5MW Shiloh IV wind project located in California, US.
The approval will aid enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company to move ahead with the construction phase of the project.
Approximately 235 Kenetech 100kW turbines installed at the Shiloh IV Wind Project will be replaced with 50 REpower 2.05 MW turbines.
enXco vice president for southwest region Mark Tholke said, "We are pleased to be able to implement today’s state-of-the-art turbine technology to achieve more than four-times greater capacity and nearly ten-times more energy with minimal addition in land resources."
Under a 25-year PPA, Pacific Gas and Electric will purchase the power generated to supply approximately 40,000 average homes with clean electricity.
enXco will develop, build, own and operate the wind project, which will enter commercial operations by the end of 2012.