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Rabbitbrush Solar+Storage Farm Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2022-01-10
Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy is reporting work has begun on the 100-MW / 50MWh storage Rabbitbrush Solar farm near Rosamond, Kern County, California. When fully operational this coming August, Rabbitbrush Solar is expected to generate sufficient power for 40,000 homes per year, displacing 48,000 metric tpy of COs -- roughly equivalent of taking 10,500 gasoline-driven cars off the road. Central Coast Community Energy and Silicon Valley Clean Energy have inked 15-year PPAs for the project's power production.

Leeward reports having 21 renewable energy facilities totaling 2,000 MW in nine states and more than 100 new wind, solar and energy storage projects offering 17 gigawatts of power in the pipeline. The projects will be owned by Canadian pension fund giant OMERS Infrastructure. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jan., 2022) Contact: Leeward Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com; OMERS Infrastructure, Annesley Wallace, Exec. VP, (416) 361-1011, www.omersinfrastructure.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Solar+Storage,  


Leeward's Rabbitbrush Solar+Storage Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-11-05
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), are reporting construction on the Rabbitbrush Solar+Storage -- 20 MW, 50 MWh energy storage -- project located in Kern County, California, is underway. Leeward previously signed two 15-year PPAs with CCCE and SVCE.

When fully operational, Rabbitbrush will generate sufficient solar energy to serve the needs of nearly 40,000 homes per year while displacing approximately 48,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually -- the equivalent of taking 10,500 cars with internal combustion engines off the road. (Source: Leeward Energy, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021) Contact: Leeward Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy news,  Solar+Storage news,  


OMERS Acquiring 19.4 pct Stake in Azure Power (M&A, Int'l.)
OMERS Infrastructure,Azure Power
Date: 2021-08-02
Toronto-headquartered OMERS Infrastructure is reporting it will acquire a 19.4 pct stake in New Delhi-based independent Indian solar power producer Azure Power Global Ltd. from International Finance Corporation and IFC GIF Investment Company for $219 million. The transaction is expected to close early this month.

Founded in 2008, Azure Power has 2 GW of operational capacity and 5 GW of capacity under construction or awarded.

OMERS Infrastructure's global renewable energy holdings include Dallas, Texas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, a growth-oriented renewable energy company that owns and operates a portfolio of 22 renewable energy facilities across nine US states, totaling more than 2 GW of installed capacity.(Source: OMERS Infrastructure, Website, PR, PTI 1 Aug., 2021) Contact: OMERS Infrastructure, Annesley Wallace, Exec. VP, (416) 361-1011 www.omersinfrastructure.com; Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  OMERS Infrastructure,  Azure Power,  Renewable Energy,  


Leeward Closes Financing for Aragonne Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-07-09
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC reports it has closed on $262 million construction financing and secured tax equity commitments for the repowering of Leeward’s 90 MW Aragonne Wind project (Aragonne Repower) and the construction of the new 145 MW Aragonne Mesa Wind project. Construction of the Aragonne Repower and Aragonne Mesa projects in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, are underway and expected to be completed by this December.

Under a previously announced 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the GE wind turbine equipped projects will provide a combined 200 MW of wind power to APS.

Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 renewable energy facilities across nine states totaling approximately 2,000 MW of generating capacity. Leeward is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., with 17 GW under development spanning over 100 projects. Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm of OMERS, one of Canada's largest defined benefit pension plans. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, July, 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  


Leeward to Acquire 10 GW U.S. Solar Portfolio (Ind. Report, M&A)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-01-27
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy LLC is reporting plans to acquire a utility-scale solar platform for about $261 million. Leeward, which is owned by the province of Ontario, Canada pension fund OMERS said it would acquire about 10 gigawatts of projects being developed by Tempe, Arizona-headquartered First Solar. Many of the projects are slated for California and other parts of the U.S., with construction expected to begin within two years.

Leeward operates about 2 GW of wind power generation in the U.S. The First Solar deal is expected to bring the company's operating capacity to 5 GW of renewable energy by 2025. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, PR, 22 Jan., 2021) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, John Wycherley, VP Bus. Dev., 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Solar,  


GE to Repower Leeward's New Mexico Wind Projects (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy,GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-01-15
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy LLC reports it has contracted GE Renewable Energy to repower its 90MW Aragonne Wind Project in Guadalupe County, New Mexico. GE will also power the 145MW Aragonne Mesa new greenfield wind project, making a total of 235MW of contracted capacity works.

Under the contract, GE will offer 86 of its 2.x-127 and 2.3-116 wind turbine generators to Leeward and will replace the Aragonne project's existing units with new turbines designed to increase performance and reliability. Both projects are expected to be completed later this year. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, PR, Power Technology, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy Onshore Americas, Tim White, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; Leeward Renewable Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, John Wycherley, VP Bus. Dev., 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy ,  


Leeward's Mountain Breeze Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-12-18
Dallas-headquartered Leeward Renewable Energy LLC reports its 62 GE turbine-equipped, 171MW Mountain Breeze wind farm in Weld County, Colorado. has closed on $162.9 million funding under its tax equity financing and has begun operation. Mountain Breeze sells its power output to Xcel Energy -- Colorado under a long-term PPA.

Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling more than 2,000 MW of installed capacity. The company is actively developing new wind, solar, and energy storage projects in energy markets across the U.S., according to the company website. (Source: Leeward Renewable Energy, Website PR, 16 Dec., 2020) Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, Jason Allen, CEO, John Wycherley, VP Bus. Dev., 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind ,  


Leeward Completes Sweetwater 3 Wind Farm Repowering (Ind. Report)
Leeward Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-11-23
In the Lone Star State, Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC is reporting repowering of its Nolan County, Texas, Sweetwater 3 wind farm to increase the facility's capacity from 135 MW to roughly 146 MW. GE Renewable Energy supplied turbines for the repowering as well construction services and ongoing operations and maintenance services for the project.

The Sweetwater 3 repower replaced and enhanced major existing components of 90 legacy GE Renewable Energy wind turbines resulting in increased capacity, reliability and performance, and reduced operating cost. Sweetwater 3 will continue providing energy to its offtake partner, San Antonio-based CPS Energy, under its long-term PPA, according to the release.

Leeward Renewable Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 21 wind farms across nine states, with 20 in operation and one under construction, totaling approximately 2,000 megawatts of generating capacity. (Source : Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, PR, Contact: Leeward Renewable Energy, 214.515.1100, www.leewardenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Leeward Renewable Energy,  Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  

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