SOURCE: enXco

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April 24, 2012 12:00 ET

enXco Service Canada Inc. Signs Agreement With Cartier Wind Energy Inc.

MONTREAL--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - 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.

About enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company:
enXco (www.enxco.com) -- an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com) -- develops, constructs, owns, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the North America. For more than two decades, we have been a leader in wind energy, focusing on large-scale wind projects. Today, enXco's portfolio includes solar and biomass technologies in an effort to help drive our nation's transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco is a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations in the U.S. and is the leading third-party operations and maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.

About Cartier Wind Energy Inc.:
Established in 2004, Cartier Wind Energy Inc. is a partnership TransCanada and Innergex Renewable Energy. Cartier Wind Energy began development in the early 2000s after initial measurements in the Gaspésie and in February 2005, Cartier Wind Energy signed long-term electrical power purchase agreements with Hydro-Québec Distribution for a total of 739.5 Megawatts (MW) for wind energy projects in the Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and the Regional County Municipality of Matane. Three of these wind parks are currently in operation in Baie-des-Sables, L'Anse-à-Valleau and Carleton, for a total of 319.5 MW of wind energy.

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