EDF extends wind operations and maintenance deal with Kansas City

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) said Feb. 16 that Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has extended an operations and maintenance agreement for the Spearville Wind Project (100.5 MW) and Spearville II Wind Project (48 MW) located in Kansas totaling 148.5 MW of General Electric (GE) turbines.

“EDF Renewable Services signed its first O&M agreement with KCP&L back in September 2006. We appreciate that they have trusted us to provide O&M services for the past 9 years. KCP&L is a valued customer that is committed to providing affordable clean wind energy to its ratepayers,” said Larry Barr, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Services. “The turbines at Spearville are part of the GE fleet we manage encompassing more than 3,000 turbines for 4,800 MW.”

Under the agreement, remote services will be performed by the company’s NERC-registered Operations Control Center (OCC). The OCC provides an efficient, reliable, and secure operating platform, while benefiting from the centralization of SCADA functions and consolidation of multiple vendor environments to provide a common operating view.

EDF Renewable Services operates over 9.3 GW of wind, solar and biomass projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, employing 500 people in positions ranging from on-site technicians to control center operators, data analysts and performance engineering.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.