The dams, which have an operating capacity of 70 megawatts, are on the Penobscot, Androscoggin and Union rivers.
In 1012, Brookfield acquired 19 dams from NextEra Energy Resources, which brought the number of dams it operates in Maine to 29 and its total generating capacity to 270 megawatts.
The nine new dams will bring the total to 38 and increase its capacity to 340 megawatts. The total generating capacity for all Maine hydroelectric facilities is roughly 762 megawatts, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. (Source: Brookfield Renewable Energy, BDN Maine, 4 Nov., 2013)
Contact: Brookfield Renewable Energy, Zev Korman, Director, Investor Relations and Communications , (416) 359-1955, [email protected], www.brookfieldrenewable.com
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The wind farm is fully operational and has a long-term PPA in place. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals but is expected to close by the end of December 2013. TransAlta Renewables currently holds 28 wind and hydroelectric power generation facilities, not including the Wyoming wind farm, having an aggregate installed generating capacity of 1,234 MW, in which TransAlta Renewables has a net ownership interest of approximately 1,112 MW. (Source: TransAlta Renewables, 21 Oct., 2013) Contact:
TransAlta Renewables Inc., Brent Ward Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, (800) 387-3598, (403) 267-2540, [email protected], www.transalta.com
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The McCoy Solar Energy Project is located near the 550MWAC Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, jointly owned by a subsidiary of NextEra, GE Energy Financial Services, and Sumitomo Corporation of America, and currently under construction by First Solar.
NextEra Energy Resources is a wholesale electricity supplier based in Juno Beach, Florida. It is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company. Prior to 2009, NextEra Energy Resources was known as FPL Energy.
(Source: First Solar, PR, Oct. 16, 2013) Contact:
David Brady, IR,
[email protected], www.firstsolar.com; NextEra Energy Resources, (561) 691-7171, http://www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The Haldimand Wind Energy Center is integral to NextEra Energy's Canadian wind program of bringing into service 125 MW of renewable energy in 2013. The company is also making efforts to bring online about 475 MW in the period 2014 to 2015. In the U.S., NextEra plans to add about 500-1,500 MW of wind assets in the period 2013 to 2014. (Source: NextEra, Zacks, 26 Sept., 2013) Contact: NextEra Energy Canada, (416) 364-9714, www.nexteraenergycanada.com
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White PLains, N.Y.-based Smart Energy Capital has completed more than 70 megawatts of solar PV projects from site selection through interconnect and provides capital at various stages to those projects, with $250 million of project capital deployed. Projects completed range from schools to municipalities and utilities using roof- and ground-mount across a variety of solar technologies and geographies.
(Source: NextEra, GreentechSolat, May 16, 2013) Contact: NextEra Energy Resources, Andrew Beebe, VP Distributed Generation, (561) 691-7171, http://www.nexteraenergyresources.com; Smart Energy Capital, Konstantin Braun, (914) 618-4788, [email protected], www.smartenergycapital.com
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In 2011 ratings, the country's 11th-largest power producer, Progress Energy, ranked 13th in carbon emissions, 14th for sodium oxides, 13th for nitrogen oxides and 28th for mercury. The report also looks at statistics for states. North Carolina was 13th in the nation for carbon emissions from power generation, and South Carolina was 23rd.
Thereport was prepared for a coalition of business and environmental groups including the environmental advocate Ceres, Bank of America, Entergy, Exelon and the Natural Resources Defense Council. (Source: Charlotte Business Journal, 15 May, 2013) Contact: Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com
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The wind power infrastructure investment is also made possible by the Province of Ontario's Green Energy Act of 2009 that, since 2009, has helped build on the $27 billion in private sector clean energy investments attracted to Ontario. (Source: Ontario Clean Technology Alliance, Environmental Protection, 6 May, 2013) Contact: OCTA, Sean Dyke, (519) 631-1680x4104, http://www.ontariocleantechalliance.com
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The 75-megawatt Steele Flats project was originally conceived by Infinity Wind Power in 2011 when the Santa Barbara, California-based company began developing the site.
Infinity later chose NextEra Energy Resources as the long-term owner and operator for the project.
As many as 44 wind turbines, each 426-feet tall and capable of generating 1.7-megawatts, are planned for the site, with 12-13 turbines planned for Gage County. (Source: NextEra Energy Resources, Daily Sun, Feb. 15, 2013) Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com;Infinity Wind, (805) 569-6180, www.infinitywind.com
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AWEA has ranked Xcel the No. 1 wind power utility in U.S. for several years. At the end of 2011, the company had more than 4,000 MW of wind power on its electrical system in the eight states it serves. In Colorado, Xcel's contracted wind farms, when operating at full capacity, can supply 2,177 MW of electricity. Stutz said.
The amount of megawatts Xcel received from wind power was boosted in 2012 by the new NextEra Energy Resources wind farm near Limon, which began generating 400 MW of electricity late in the year.
(Source: Xcel, Denver Business Journal, 12 Feb., 2013)
Contact: Frank Novachek, Xcel Energy, Dir. Business Planning, (303) 294-2410, [email protected] , www.xcelenergy.com
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Upon completion, the facility could supply power to as many as 200,000 California households. (Source: McCoy Solar, PV Insider, Jan. 8, 2013) Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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The 19 dams are primarily on the Kennebec, Androscoggin and Saco rivers and have a total capacity of 351 megawatts and annual generation capacity of 1.6 million megawatt-hours. All of the facilities have licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, most of which are valid through 2025. All output from the facilities is sold into the New England wholesale power market.
(Source: Brookfield Renewable Energy, McClatchy-Tribune, Dec. 28, 2012) Contact: Zev Korman, Director, Investor Relations and Communications , Brookfield Renewable, (416) 359-1955, [email protected], www.brookfieldrenewable.com; NextEra, Steven Stengel, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Google's renewable energy investments include:
First Solar has cumulatively produced almost 80 million of its advanced thin-film solar modules, enough to circle the earth almost 2.5 times. The total number represents a peak generating capacity of more than 6GW, enough to power 3 million homes, and displaces more than 4 million tons of CO2 per year. (Source: First Solar, 25 June, 2012) Contact: First Solar, Jim Brown, President , (602) 414-9300, , www.firstsolar.com; Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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The Altamont Pass is a main migratory route and the outdated turbines have been implicated in the deaths of over 4,300 birds annually. The reduced number of turbine installations combined with their slower-spinning blades is expected to significantly reduce the amount of bird deaths.
When the re-powering project is completed in 2015, 100 wind turbines will generate the same amount of electricity as the original 4,000 turbines. All combined, they will annually generate enough electricity for over 19,500 homes. (Source: RevModo, NextEra, 4 June, 2012) Contact: NextEra Energy, Steven Stengel, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Reducing the project footprint could be a selling point for Desert Harvest, which is located next to the 550-MW Desert Sunlight project, owned by NextEra Energy and GE. That project is now under construction several miles north of Desert Center. Concerns have been raised about the cumulative effect of the two projects — their visual impact on the landscape and the amount of water they would use during construction.
If approved, Desert Harvest could be the third to be built in the Riverside East solar zone, 147,000 acres of public land stretching from Joshua Tree National Park to Blythe. (Source: BLM, Desert Sun, 14 May, 2012)
Contact: BLM, Megan Crandall , (801) 539-4061, www.blm.gov
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Under the new proposal, BPA would first work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to manage federal hydroelectric generation and spill water up to dissolved gas limits. Then, BPA would offer what it says would be 'low-cost or free' hydropower to replace the output of other power plants. Under this scenario, the expectation would be that generators would voluntarily reduce their generation to save money. After those measures are taken, if electricity supply still exceeds demand, BPA would reduce the output of the remaining generation on the grid -- including wind energy -- in order of least cost. Notably, BPA would compensate wind generators for lost revenues, including renewable energy credits and production tax credits.
In December, 2011, FERC ruled that BPA had unduly discriminated against wind energy and gave preferential treatment to hydropower, and required BPA to submit a revised open-access transmission tariff (OATT). Last month, BPA released a proposal that would compensate wind energy producers within its section of the grid for periodically reducing their output during periods of oversupply in order to keep supply from exceeding demand during high river flows.
However, wind energy developers claimed that the plan still violated federal energy law and was unfair to consumers. In a letter to FERC, several energy companies - including Iberdrola Renewables, Pacific Power, EDF Renewables North America, Invenergy Wind North America and NextEra Energy Resources - wrote that they would continue to insist that BPA comply with the FERC order and file a binding OATT.
The group representing these companies - the Renewable Northwest Project - was similarly displeased with BPA's new proposal.
At the time, BPA claimed its curtailment decision was necessary to protect salmon and steelhead, maintain the reliability of the power grid and avoid shifting costs to customers. However, salmon industry group Save Our wild Salmon (SOS) says BPA lacks the scientific evidence to support those claims.
In fact, SOS actually supports the wind energy industry's interests over BPA's curtailment actions. (Source: BPA, March 8, 2012) Contact: BPA, (503) 230-3000, www.bpa.gov
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Including Capricorn Ridge, GE Energy Financial Services has invested in 2,143 megawatts of wind farms in Texas -- approximately 20 percent of the installed wind capacity in the state. This transaction represents the GE unit's second major investment with NextEra Energy Resources and expands GE's broader relationship with NextEra Energy, which has been a GE customer for the past several decades. NextEra Energy Resources has installed over 3,200 of GE's 1.5-1.6-megawatt wind turbines, or approximately 5,000 megawatts, in the U.S. since 2002.
(Source: GE, February 27, 2012) Contact: Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Separately, OMPA, a co-owner of the Turk Plant, has signed a 25-year agreement for 49.2 MW from the Canadian Hills Wind project. On December 22, 2011, SWEPCO announced that it had settled all legal actions brought against it by the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas related to the Turk Plant under construction in southwest Arkansas. The settlement includes a provision that SWEPCO and its affiliates will construct or secure 400 MW of new renewable energy resources by the end of 2014. The SWEPCO and OMPA agreements total 407.85 MW.
The wind resources will be interconnected to SWEPCO through the transmission facilities of the Southwest Power Pool, the regional transmission organization that includes SWEPCO and other utilities across parts of nine states.
When the new projects are on line, SWEPCO's total wind capacity will be 469.15 MW.
SWEPCO serves 520,400 retail customers in three states, including 113,700 in western Arkansas, 225,700 in northwest and central Louisiana and 181,000 in north and eastern Texas. The company
owns 73 percent of the $1.7 billion Turk Plant. Co-owners of the Turk Plant are Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., East Texas Electric Cooperative , and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority.(Source; AEP, January, 25, 2012) Contact: American Electric Power, www.aep.com; SWEPCO, www.swepco.com
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Own Energy will receive a royalty payment from the project throughout its life. (Source: Own Energy, December, 7, 2011)Contact: OwnEnergy, Jacob Susman, CEO, (646) 898-3690, www.ownenergy.net; Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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As a result of the agreement, OSU plans to phase out the university's existing 62-year-old on-campus co-generation facility and construct a new, more efficient boiler/chiller plant.
(Source:OG&E, December, 5, 2011) Contact: Pete Delaney, CEO, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., (405) 553-3000, www.oge.com; Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Xcel, Colorado's largest utility, sought to add the 200 MW, about a 10 percent increase in its wind power, because of the low price offered by wind-farm developer NextEra Energy. The proposed wind farm, which will be built next year, would have the lowest wind costs the utility has ever paid, Xcel officials said. The charge for the electricity from the Limon facility will start at $27.50 per megawatt-hour. Xcel's average purchase cost for wind since 2007 has been $42.16. Over the 25-year contract, the price will increase about 2 percent per year.
The price is so low because Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra already is building another 200-megawatt wind farm for Xcel on the site and can take advantage of economies in building the second facility, company officials said.
The deal was challenged by the Climax Molybdenum Co., one of Xcel's largest customers. Climax contended the extra wind power is not needed to either serve demand or meet the state's 30-percent renewable-energy standard by 2020. Xcel has said that it will meet the standard by 2018 and be in compliance through 2029.
In order to take advantage of expiring federal tax credits, Xcel had to sign the deal by Nov. 30, and NextEra must have the wind farm running by Dec. 30, 2012. (Source: Denver Post, November, 22, 2011)
Contact: Steven Stengel,NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com; Frank Novachek, Dir. Business Planning, Xcel Energy, (303) 294-2410, [email protected], www.xcelenergy.com
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However, the third quarter total was nonetheless lower than that of two quarters last year, one quarter in 2009 and three quarters in 2008 – when the equivalent three months saw $1.9 billion invested. The largest investment last quarter was the $150 million raised by stationary fuel cell maker Bloom Energy. Clean-tech companies in the energy/electricity generation segment raised $255.1 million, down 2 percent from the same period last year. Solar accounted for 77 percent of the total. Energy efficiency was the third most popular field in terms of money raised, with $245.1 million, up 23 percent year on year. It also boasted the largest number of deals, at 21. The largest deal in this segment was the $60 million raised by Bridgelux, which produces light-emitting diodes.
Ersnt & Young cited several new long-term commitments from large companies, such as developer NextEra Energy's plans to spend as much as $5.8 billion over the next three years to build wind and solar projects, utility PG&E's commitment of $1.3 billion to deploy smart grid technology over the next two decades, and shipping firm UPS's deployment of 103 hybrid electric vehicles this year.
Geographically, California continues to lead clean-tech investment in the US in 2011, with $1.7 billion raised to date. Last quarter, the state attracted 52 percent of clean-tech VC investment.
Massachusetts raised the second highest level of investments with $170.4 million, a 65 percent increase from the same period last year. (Source: Ernst & Young, November 7, 2011) Contact: Ernst & Young, www,ey.com
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The project consists of two components: North Sky River, by NextEra Energy, and the much smaller Jawbone project, being developed by a private landowner. The project area is in the middle of a flyway regularly traversed by migratory birds.
The proposed project is directly north of the Pine Tree Wind project, which is under federal investigation for killing at least six legally protected golden eagles. More than 50 sightings of golden eagles were made, and some 15 golden eagle nests found, within 10 miles of the North Sky site during an environmental review of the project. The alarming potential for impacts to rare and endangered species prompted warnings from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game in letters to the county supervisors.
The Fish and Wildlife Service wrote: "The first full year of fatality monitoring [for the Pine Tree Wind project] resulted in an estimated 1,595 fatalities per year, which per megawatt (11.8 fatalities/megawatt) is among the highest fatality rates being recorded in the nation; it's reasonable to estimate that the proposed project would have avian fatality rates equal to or greater than those observed at the adjacent Pine Tree Wind Facility."
Kern County officials approved the project last month despite the warnings from wildlife agencies and conservation groups, allowing the project to move forward without having to undertake sufficient conservation measures to offset or minimize impacts on wildlife. (Source: Center for Biological Diversity, October, 21, 2011)
Contacts: James Navarro, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0247,[email protected], www.defenders.org; Barbara Boyle, Sierra Club, (530) 574-5753, [email protected], www.sierraclub.org;
Ileene Anderson, Center for Biological Diversity, (323) 654-5943, [email protected], www.biologicaldiversity.org; Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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North Dakota's wind projects now have the ability to generate 1,424 MW of power, which is enough to provide electricity to 430,000 homes, according to AWEA.
On Wednesday, the ND PUC approved a construction permit for Bison 3, a Minnesota Power wind project in Morton and Oliver counties that calls for construction of 35 turbines capable of generating 105 MW of power. Minnesota Power, a unit of Allete Inc., is based in Duluth, Minn., and serves northeastern Minnesota. It earlier received regulatory approvals to build the Bison 1 and Bison 2 projects in the same general location in west-central North Dakota. Sixteen of the first project's 31 turbines are operating, and Minnesota Power expects the remaining 85 turbines to be running by the end of next year.
Separately, the PSC began its reviews on Wednesday of three additional wind projects in McHenry, Morton and Burleigh counties. Meadowlark Wind I LLC has filed an application to build 63 wind turbines in southwestern McHenry County, south of Velva.
Two companies formed by NextEra Energy Resources, based in Juno Beach, Fla., have applied to build 30 turbines in north-central Morton County and 62 turbines in northern Burleigh County, the commission said.
The three projects will cost almost $450 million to build and be capable of generating about 250 MW of power, PSC filings say. (Source: Center Daily, October, 12, 2011)
Contact:Tony Clark, President, North Dakota PSC, (701) 328-2400, [email protected], www.psc.nd.gov
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The U.S. DOE has provided a loan guarantee of 80 percent of the principal and interest on the project bonds and project term loan -- worth more than $680 million.
NextEra Energy Resources LLC's Genesis project is a utility-scale solar thermal power generating facility in Riverside County. (Source: NextEra Energy, August, 30, 2011)
Contact: Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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The wind farm will be owned by NextEra Energy Resources, which has nearly 115 renewable energy facilities and is the largest wind energy developer in the country. The project is in the engineering phase, with construction expected to start next year and take six to nine months.
To meet Michigan's renewable energy goals, DTE Energy expects to add about 1,000 MW, or 10 percent of its power, from renewable energy sources by 2015. DTE Energy plans to own facilities to supply up to half of that power and contract with third-party producers, such as NextEra, for the rest.
DTE Energy expects the majority of its renewable energy to come from wind resources, but the company also has a pilot solar energy program that could produce approximately 20 MW.
DTE Energy also announced it has selected Southfield, Mich.-based Barton Malow Co. to build the three DTE Energy wind farms in Huron and Sanilac counties next year. DTE also selected General Electric to provide the nearly 70 wind turbines to be sited at the wind farms, which will total about 110 MW. Initial delivery of the wind turbines is expected next summer.
The contracts will be filed with the MPSC for its approval.The project is expected to result in 110 to 120 construction jobs lasting six to nine months, and 10 to 12 full-time permanent positions to maintain the wind turbines. (Source: DTE, August, 25, 2011)
Contact: Trevor Lauer, Energy Marketing & Renewables VP, DTE, (313) 235-8104, [email protected], www.dteenergy.com
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The partial loan guarantee will support a utility-scale deployment of proven and scalable parabolic trough solar thermal technology. The project is expected to produce enough electricity to power over 48,000 homes and avoid over 320,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. Power from the project will be sold to Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
The lender-applicant, Credit Suisse AG, submitted the application under the Financial Institution Partnership Program (FIPP). Through FIPP financing, the DOE guarantees up to 80 percent of the eligible costs of a loan provided to a renewable energy project by qualified financial institutions. (Source: DOE, August, 26, 2011)
Contact: Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Their filing charges that Bonneville Power, which owns approximately 75 percent of the transmission system in its balancing authority, used that authority to craft policies that benefit its own hydropower generation while breaking contracts with wind power companies to benefit its own business. (Source: Sustainable Oregon, July, 20, 2011)
Access BPA response HERE
Contact:Don Furman, SVP , External Affairs , Iberdrola Renewables, (503) 796-7000, www.iberdrolarenewables.us;Pat Reiten, President, Pacific Power, (503) 813-5100, [email protected]
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Xcel had an agreement with E.On Climate & Energy for the wind power but, at the start of this year, rebid the contract as market conditions for buyers improved. Xcel was able to "capture the benefits of lower wind-power costs," said David Eves, president of Xcel's subsidiary Public Service of Colorado. The new contract is about 40 percent of the cost on the original deal. The price is proprietary, Xcel officials said.
The Limon Wind Energy Center will have 125 turbines on 35,000 acres, including a buffer zone, in Lincoln and Elbert counties near Limon.
Two additional wind farms that will each provide Xcel with an additional 250 MW of power are being built in the same area.
When the Limon facility is completed, Xcel will have about 1,950 MW of wind power, about 22 percent of Xcel's Colorado generating capacity, the company estimates. (Source: Xcel, June, 27,2011)
Contact: Frank Novachek, Xcel Energy, Dir. Business Planning, (303) 294-2410,[email protected], www.xcelenergy.com
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"This is NextEra Energy's first tax-equity transaction with the cash grant as a component," said Armando Pimentel, Executive VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc. "We're very pleased to be able to demonstrate continued success in the tax-equity market and to raise capital in a tax-efficient manner." (Source: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, June, 13, 2011)
Contact: Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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The projects are 250-mw each and their combined capacity will double the country's capacity of concentrating solar power.
(Source: DOE, Reuters, June, 15,2011)
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Under SRP's Sustainable Portfolio, the utility must secure sustainable and renewable resources to meet 20 percent of its retail energy needs by 2020. Combined with the output of the existing Dry Lake Wind Farm near Snowflake, the Yavapai Wind project will bring SRP's purchase of Arizona-based wind energy to almost 225 megawatts, by far the most by any utility in Arizona.
NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc., is the largest generator of wind and solar power in North America.(Source: SRP, May, 2011)
Contact: Scott Harelson, SRP, (602) 236-2500, [email protected]
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Google has already partnered with units of Japan's Sumitomo Corp and Itochu Corp for a stake in General Electric Co's under-construction wind farm in Oregon for $500 million. (Source; Google Energy, April, 22, 2011) Contact: Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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Additionally, NV Energy is requesting permission to enter into long-term agreements with Amonix, a designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems. NV Energy will purchase Renewable Portfolio Standard credits that will be produced by various Amonix solar projects in the City of North Las Vegas. The Amonix solar power systems and some of the credits will be produced at the company's new manufacturing facility in the City of North Las Vegas.
The new power purchase agreements include a 30-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic project east of the City of North Las Vegas to be built by California-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures; a 20-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic project that will be in the City of North Las Vegas by Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources; and a 51-megawatt nameplate capacity geothermal project near Dixie, Nev. to be built by Reno-based Ormat Technologies.
If these new contracts are approved, NV Energy's renewable energy portfolio will include 1,281 nameplate-rated MW of energy from 23 geothermal projects, 13 solar projects, four biomass projects, five small hydro projects, two wind projects and one energy recovery station.
The company expects to meet or exceed the 2011 requirement of 15 percent and is on track to reach the state-mandated requirement of 25 percent by 2025. (Source: NV Energy, March 14,2011)
Contact: Michael Yackira, President and CEO, NV Energy, (702) 402-5555, www.nvenergy.com
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Mortenson Construction is the contractor for the $250 million White Oak center, which is slated for completion in second quarter, 2011. The Tennessee Valley Authority has a 20-year power purchase agreement in place with White Oak.
(Source: Wind Energy news, January 5,2011)
Contact: David Groberg, VP, Development, Invenergy Wind Development, (301) 610-6412, [email protected], www.invenergyllc.com,
Steven Stengel, NextEra Energy, (888) 867-3050, [email protected], www.nexteraenergy.com
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