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WEC Energy Increases Stake in 750-MW Wind Portfolio (M&A)
WEC Energy Group
Date: 2020-02-21
The Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group reports it will invest $118 million to up its shareholding from 80 to 90 pct in a 750-MW portfolio of midwestern wind farms developed by Invenergy LLC.

The investment, which will be eligible for 100 pct bonus depreciation and production tax credits, is subject to regulatory approval.

The portfolio includes the 250-MW Blooming Grove wind farm in Illinois, the 300-MW Thunderhead Wind Energy Center and the 200-MW Upstream Wind Energy Center, both in Nebraska. All of the power plants have long-term PPAs wth affiliates of investment-grade multinational corporations. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Renewables, 20 Feb., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group, Gale Klappa, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Wind ,  


WEC Energy Acquiring Majority Stake in Ill. Wind Farm (M&A)
WEC Energy ,Invenergy
Date: 2020-01-29
Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based WEC Energy Group Inc. reports it will acquire an 80 pct ownership interest in ithe McLean County, Illinois, Blooming Grove Wind Farm for $345 million, subject to regulatory approvals.

The project, which has two PPAs in place, will incorporate 94 GE wind turbines with a combined capacity of 250 MW, is being developed by Invenergy and is slated to come online before the year end. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Saur Energy , 28 Jan., 2020) Contact: WEC Energy Group, Gale Klappa, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy ,  Invenergy,  Wind,  


Excelsior Snares 109-MW Nebraska Wind Portfolio (M&A Report)
Excelsior Energy Capital,Invenergy
Date: 2020-01-10
Excelsior, Minnesota-based independent renewable energy investor Excelsior Energy Capital reports its North American Renewable Energy Fund has closed on the acquisition of 90.1pct of Invenergy's sponsor equity interests in the combined 109-MW Prairie Breeze II and Prairie Breeze III wind farms in Antelope and Boone counties, Nebraska.

Invenergy will remain a part-owner of the sponsor equity interests in the projects and Invenergy Services will continue to provide O&M and asset management services through a long-term contract. Both projects have 25-year power purchase agreements with Lincoln Electric Systems and the City of Grand Island. (Source: Excelsior Energy Capital, Jan., 2019) Contact: Excelsior Energy Capital , Ryan Fegley, Partner , info@excelsiorcapital.com, www.excelsiorcapital.com; Invenergy, Meghan Schultz, Snr VP, Finance & Capital Markets, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Excelsior Energy Capital,  Invenergy,  


IEA Announces Nebraska Thunderhead Wind Contract (Ind. Report)
Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Date: 2019-12-04
Indianapolis-headquartered Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), through its IEA Constructors unit, reports receipt of a wind energy project award for construction of the Thunderhead Wind Project in Antelope and Wheeler counties, Nebraska.

The project will utilize 108 GE wind turbines with 300 megawatts of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Project work is underway for completion in September 2020.

Chicago-based Invenergy developed the project. The company owns and operates large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. It has developed 150 projects with more than 24,000 megawatts of power capacity. (Source: IEA, PR, reve 3 Dec., 2019) Contact: IEA, JP Roehm, CEO, (800) 688-3775, Andrew Layman, (765) 828-2580, andre.layman@iea.net, www.iea.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives,  Wind ,  


Wisc. PSC Considering Proposed Solar Projects (Ind. Report)
Wisconsin Public Service Commission
Date: 2019-12-02
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (WPSC) reports it is considering the fate of the proposed 150-MW Two Creeks and 300-MW Badger Hollow solar farms that, if built, would more than quadruple the state's solar capacity.

The proposed $390 million projects, which are being reviewed by grid operator MISO, would be developed by energy companies Invenergy and NextEra Energy Resources. Two utilities -- MGE Energy in the Madison area and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. in the Green Bay area -- are seeking to purchase all of the proposed solar project's total power production.

The proposed Badger Hollow solar farm developed by Chicago-based Invenergy would incorprorate 1.2 million solar panels covering about 2,500 acres of farmland in Iowa County in central Wisconsin. The 150-MW Two Creeks solar farm would run by NextEra. (Source: WPSC, Energy News Network, SDD, 30 Nov., 2019) Contact: Wisconsin Public Service Commission, (608) 266-5481, www.psc.wi.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wisconsin Public Service Commission,  Solar ,  


Gratiot County, Mich. Wind Farm Construction Date Set (Ind. Report)
Tradewind Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2019-07-26
Lenexa, Kansas-based Tradewind Energy reports construction of its 75-turbine, Gratiot County Wind Farm in North Shade and New Haven townships Michigan is slated to break ground later this year. Upon completion and commissioning, Consumers Energy will purchase the wind park.

Invenergy developed and completed Gratiot County's first, and the state's largest, wind park in 2012. The wind park includes 133 turbines spread across Wheeler, Bethany, Emerson and Lafayette townships. (Source: Tradewind Energy, Morning Sun, 25 July, 2019) Contact: Tradewind Energy Inc., Justin McGeeney, (913) 888-9463, www.tradewindenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tradewind Energy,  Wind,  Invenergy,  


AEP Utilities Seeking 1,485 MW New Wind Generation (Ind Report)
American Electric Power,Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
Date: 2019-07-17
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power (AEP) reports two of its companies -- Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (PSO) and Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) -- are seeking regulatory approvals for the approximate $2 billion purchase of three Oklahoma wind projects totaling 1,485 MW.

The projects, under development by Invenergy, include a 999 MW facility being built north of Weatherford, a 287 MW facility being built southwest of Enid and a 199 MW facility being built south of Alva. Collectively, the three facilities would provide more than 5.7 million MWh of new wind energy annually to serve customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

AEP notes it recently added 724 MW of wind and battery generation to its contracted competitive portfolio and has proposed adding more than 9,100 MW of new wind and solar generation and nearly 2,300 MW of new natural gas generation to its regulated power plant fleet by 2030. (Source: AEP, NA Windpower, 16 July, 2019)Contact: American Electric Power, Nicholas K. Akins, Pres., (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com; Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, www.psoklahoma.com; Southwestern Electric Power Co., www.swepco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News American Electric Power,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm Wins Conditional Permit (Ind. Report)
South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
Date: 2019-05-17
Meeting in Pierre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission reports it has issued a conditional approval for construction of teh 310.1 MW Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm in Deuel County, South Dakota, being developed by Invenergy.

The proposed project is expected to include up to 112 wind turbines and associated facilities, including a 345-kilovolt transmission line with an associated 345-kV interconnection substation located in Glenwood Township. The $400 million project is expected to come online in 2020. A buyer for the power produced by the project has not been announced.(Source: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Capital Journal, May 15, 2019) Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201, https://puc.sd.gov; Deuel Harvest North Wind Farm, deuelwind.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


McLean County Ill. Wind Farms Underway (Ind. Report)
EDP,Invenergy
Date: 2019-05-03
In Illinois, Bright Stalk Wind Farm and McLean County Wind Energy Center (MCWEC), separate developments near Lexington and Chenoa, are reportedly ramping up to full-scale construction, with Bright Stalk to start running first -- possibly this fall.

Houston-based EDP Renewables North America (EDP) Bright Stalk is expected to cost $348 million and generate up to $2.6 million in local taxes annually. Invenergy's MCWEC project is expected to incorporate between 90 and 100 turbines totaling 250 MW at a cost of approx. $300 million. (Source: Invenergy, Pantagraph, 3 May, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, (309) 365-2777, mcleanwindoutreach@gmail.com, www.mcleancountywind.invenergyllc.com; Brightstalk Wind Farm, (800) 557-5183, updates.brightstalkwindfarm.com, brightstalk@edpr.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  EDP,  Invergy,  


450-MW Solar Projects Approved in the Badger State (Ind. Report)
WEC Energy
Date: 2019-04-15
In the Badger State, WEC Energy Group, Inc. reports it has received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (WPSC) for two solar projects totaling 450 MW at an expected total cost of $390 million, of which the WPSC will invest $260 million. The projects are expected to come online by the end of 2020.

Notably, Solar projects in Manitowoc County will be developed by NextEra Energy's unit NextEra Energy Resources while the Badger Hollow project in Iowa county will be developed by Invenergy. Together, the projects are expected to generate sufficient energy for 120,000 Wisconsin households in a year. (Source: WEC Energy Group, Zacks, 12 April, 2019) Contact: WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-7345, www.wecenergygroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy,  Solar,  


Microsoft, Invenergy Announce NC Solar Collaboration (Ind. Report)
Microsoft, Invenergy
Date: 2019-03-08
IT giant Microsoft reports it is collaborating with Invenergy to work on a 74-MW solar project in Beaufort County, NC. The new Wilkinson Solar Energy Center project is slated to come online before the year end.

Microsoft entered into a 15-year deal, by which it will be the single off-taker of the renewable energy produced by the estimated $20 million Wilkinson Solar Energy Center. (Source: Microsoft, Zacks Equity Research March 07, 2019) Contact: Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Microsoft Corporate Offices, www.headquartersinfo.com/microsoft-headquarters-information

More Low-Carbon Energy News Microsoft,  Invenergy,  Renewable Energy,  


APS Plans 850MW Solar Battery Storage (Ind. Report)
Arizona Public Service
Date: 2019-02-25
US-based electric utility Arizona Public Service (APS) is planning to add battery storage to its fleet of solarpower plants, as well as build solar facilities with storage. As part of the initiative, the company plans to add 850MW of battery storage and at least 100MW of new solar generation by 2025.

Large-scale solar plants owned by APS across the state will be upgraded with 200MW of battery storage systems. A team from Invenergy, an Illinois-based energy company will install six new battery systems at solar plants in Maricopa County and Yuma by 2020, with the balance to be complete by 2021. The utility is also planning to construct 500MW of solar storage and standalone battery storage by 2025 as part of its long-term clean-energy transition objective. (Source: APS, PowerTech, 25 Feb., 2019) Contact: Arizona Public Service Company, www.aps.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service,  Solar,  Energy Sorage ,  


APS Plans 1GW Solar, Battery Resources by 2025 (Ind. Report)
Arizona Public Service
Date: 2019-02-22
Arizona Public Service (APS) reports it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW or more of solar generation by 2025. To that end, APS will equip existing utility-owned solar projects with 200 MW of batteries, deploy 500 MW of new battery resources, and contract for 150 MW of third party-owned storage. This work builds on the dispatchable 50-MW battery and 65-MW solar power project APS is building with First Solar that is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Initially, APS has selected Invenergy to install 141 MW of new battery systems at six solar sites, with the first expected to begin service by the summer of 2020. The remaining retrofits will be completed by 2021. According to its website, APS expects 15 pct of its electric power mix to be from renewables by 2025. (Source: APS, gtm, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: APS, Brad Albert, VP Resource Management, www.aps.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service,  Solar,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Long Island's Second Iargest Solar Array Online (Ind. Report)
Duke Energy,PSEG,Invenergy
Date: 2018-12-10
Duke Energy subsidiary PSEG is reporting the official launch of the 150-acre, 24.9-MW Shoreham Solar Commons solar array in Shoreham, New York.

Shoreham Solar Commons was developed by Invenergy and sold to Duke in 2017. The project generates sufficient energy for 3,500 homes while costing ratepayers about $177 million during its 20-year contract with LIPA. The project has been producing power since July.

Duke Energy Renewables presently has wind and solar projects in 22 states amounting to about 3,000 MW. MW. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, PSEG, NewsDay, 9 Dec., 2018) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Jim Parmalee, Dir. Power Resources, Chris Fallon, VP Renewables, www.duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com/renewable; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Solar,  Duke Energy Renewables,  ,  PSEG,  


Wyoming Compensating Towns for Wind Farm Inconvenience (Funding)
Wyoming,Rocky Mountain Power
Date: 2018-11-26
The Casper Wyoming News Tribune is reporting the state of Wyoming will pay communities in southern Wyoming a little over $5 million to address the economic impact of two proposed wind energy projects. The state Industrial Siting Council has approved a 100-turbine wind project near Medicine Bow and a 47-turbine wind farm near Evanston. Impact impact funding for nearby towns facing an influx of workers and additional traffic has also been approved.

The 100-turbine Ekola Flats wind project proposed near Medicine Bow will be owned and operated by Rocky Mountain Power while Invenergy plans its 47-turbine Uinta Wind Energy Project near Evanston. The developers hope to have the wind farms built before federal tax credits are scheduled to end in 2020. (Source: Casper News Tirbune, AP, 24 Nov., 2018) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Rita Meyer, VP, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Rocky Mountain Power,  Invenergy,  


MidAmerican Plans First Battery Energy Storage System (Ind. Report)
MidAmerican Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2018-11-09
In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the planned installation of a 4 megawatt-hours -- 1 MW of power for 4 hours -- battery energy storage system at an electrical substation in Knoxville, Iowa. 1 MW is enough electricity to power about 900 average Iowa homes.

Invenergy will install the lithium-iron phosphate battery system, housed in two truck-sized steel containers. The new system is expected to begin operating by the end the month. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, WeAreIowa, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News MidAmerican Energy,  Invenergy,  Battery Energy Storage,  


Invenergy Developing Two Western Iowa Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-29
Chicago-based wind energy developer Invenergy reports it is developing an 85 turbine wind farm in Sac County and an 85 turbine project in Ida County, Iowa. Both wind farms are designed to generate at least 200 MW of power -- sufficinet power for approximately 90,000 homes.

This would be Invenergy's second wind farm in Ida County. The Sac and Ida projects could be up and running by the end of 2019 or early 2020. Invenergy also has plans to develop a project in Iowa County in eastern Iowa. The clean energy company operates about 1,500 megawatts of wind energy in Iowa. (Source: Innvenergy, Iowa Public Radio, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Nick Matchin, Manager for Renewable Development, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Invenergy Announces Edgecombe County N.C. Solar Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-08
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy, the largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider in North America reports it is developing a $100 million solar farm in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The 600 acre Edgecombe Solar Farm is expected to break ground as early as 2019 and be completed in 2020.

Invenergy develops, owns and operates clean energy facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Japan and Europe. (Source: Invenergy, Rocky Mount Telegram, 5 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Solar,  


Invenergy, Novartis Ink 100 MW Wind Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-08-08
East Hanover, New Jersey-based Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is reporting a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement with Chicago-based Invenergy for 100 MW of wind power from Invenergy's 300-MW Santa Rita East wind farm project in Texas. The wind farm is slated to come on line in 2019.

With the agreement, Novartis hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 220,000 metric tpy -- more than 70 pct of the company's carbon footprint from purchased electricity in the US market. (Source: Novartis, Invenergy, Energy Manager, 6 Aug., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Ryan Van Portfliet, Renewable Energy Development, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Invenergy Developing Alliant 210-MW Iowa wind Project (Ind. Report)
Invenergy,Alliant Energy
Date: 2018-07-18
Following up on our August 9, 2017 coverage, Alliant Energy Corp. reports Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy Wind LLC will conclude the development of the 210-MW Richland Wind Farm project in Sac County, Iowa, by early 2020. When commissioned and fully operational, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electric power for approximately 80,000 average homes.

The project is in keeping with Alliant's plan to add 1 GW of new wind capacity for its Iowa customers by the end of 2020. Richland is the fifth and final project in that plan which is expected to come in at approximately $1.8 billion. (Source: Invenergy, Renewables, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Invenergy, www.invenergyllc.com Alliant Energy, www.alliantenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  Alliant Energy,  


WEC Takes Stake in Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Centre (M&A)
WEC Energy Group,WPPI
Date: 2018-07-03
Milwaukee-headquartered utility holding company WEC Energy Group reports it will acquire an 80 pct stake in the Bishop Hill III Wind Energy Center in Henry County, Illinois, for $148 million. The transaction is subject to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval.

The Bishop Hill project, which was developed by Invenergy, incorporates 53 General Electric turbines totaling 132MW capacity and has a 22-year, 100 pct power purchase agreement in place with not-for-profit WPPI Energy.

WPPI Energy provides electric power to 51 member utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. (Source: WEC,, PowerTech, 2 July, 2018) WEC Energy Group, (414) 221-2345,www.wecenergygroup.com; WPPI Energy, Pat Connors, Snr, VP Power Supply, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News WEC Energy Group,  Wind,  WPPI,  


AEP's $4.5Bn Wind Project Wins Another Approval (Ind. Report)
AEP Corp,Invenergy
Date: 2018-06-22
In the Buckeye State, Columbus-based utility American Electric Power (AEP) is reporting its proposed $4.5 billion Wind Catcher Energy Connection project has landed required approvals from Louisiana and Arkansas -- two of the four states it will ultimately serve. Texas and Oklahoma have not yet approved the proposed 2,000-MW wind farm to be constructed in Texas and in Cimaroon County on the Oklahoma panhandle.

The project would be developed by Chicago-based Invenergy LLC and will incorporate about 800 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy. Invenergy would sell the farm upon completion, expected in in 2020. AEP's Southwestern Electric Power Co. will own 70 pct of the project and Public Service Company of Oklahoma will hold the remaining 30 pct. Southwestern Electric Power Co. says the project will save customers $4 billion over its 25-year life, compared to what it would cost to buy the power on the open market, noting no fuel costs, tax credit benefits and cost-efficient delivery thanks to the dedicated power line. It serves 231,000 customers in Louisiana. AEP serves 5.4 million customers in 11 states. It has 33,000 megawatts of energy generation capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of solar energy as well as 224,000 miles of distribution lines. (Source: AEP, Columbus Business First, 20 June, 2018)Contact: AEP, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com Southwestern Electric Power, www.swepco.com; Invenergy, Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy ,  AEP,  American Electric Power,  Wind,  


PSO, Walmart Agree on Oklahoma Wind Catcher Project (Ind. Report)
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Date: 2018-03-16
American Electric Power (AEP) subsidiary Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) reports it has reached an agreement with Walmart Inc. on the $4.5-billion Wind Catcher project which includes the acquisition of a 2,000-MW wind farm in the Oklahoma Panhandle from Invenergy. The wind farm and a power line to the Tulsa area are currently under construction. PSO's share of the investment is $1.36 billion.

PSO expects Wind Catcher to save its customers around $2 billion over its 25-year lifetime. (Source: Walmart, Renewables, 12 Mar., 2018) Contact: Walmart, Mark Vanderhelm, VP Energy, (800) 925-6278, https://corporate.walmart.com/contact-us; Public Service Company of Oklahoma, (888) 216-3523, www.psoklahoma.com; Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News Walmart,  Wind,  Public Service Company of Oklahoma,  Invenergy,  ,  


Invenergy Refinancing 110.4-MW Michigan Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-02-14
Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy Wind LLC reports it has secured debt from existing and new lenders -- Natixis, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Zions Bancorporation, and Siemens Financial Services -- to refinance the 110.4-MW Gratiot County wind farm in Michigan.

The Gratiot County wind farm near the village of Breckenridge, is powered by 69 General Electric turbines of 1.6 MW each. The facility has been onlione since 2012, selling its output to utility DTE Energy under a 20-year PPA through 2032. (Source: Invenergy Wind LLC, Renewables Now, Others, 13 Feb., 2018) Contact: Invenergy Wind LLC, (312) 224-1400, https://invenergyllc.com/what-we-do/wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Invenergy Closes on Nebraska Wind Center Financing (Funding)
Invenergy
Date: 2018-01-12
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy, a privately-held North American renewable energy company, reports it has completed construction financing with Santander Global Corporate Banking for its 202.5-MW, 81-turbine Upstream Wind Energy Center in Antelope County, Nebraska.

Construction is currently underway for an expected commissioning and startup in Q4, of this year. (Source: Invenergy, Windpower Const., 9 Jan., 2018) Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  


Kimberly-Clark Inks 245MW of Wind Energy PPAs (Ind. Report)
Invenergy,Kimberley-Clark, EDF Renewables
Date: 2017-09-20
Irvine Texas-based health care and personal product giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. reports the signing of PPA for 245 MW of wind energy from two new wind projects in Texas and Oklahoma. One agreement with EDF Renewables in Northern Oklahoma is for 120MW from its Rock Falls Wind project. A second agreement with Invenergy is for 125MW of wind energy from Invenergy's Santa Rita Wind Energy Center in Texas. Both wind projects are presently in the development stages.

Adding wind-generated electricity to their energy mix will help Kimberly-Clark cut more than 25 pct of its GHG emissions in 2018, four years ahead of the company's 2022 target date. (Source: Kimberly-Clark, CBLT, 16 Sept., 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Global Head Lisa Morden, www.kimberly-clark.com/contact-us.aspx; EDF Renewables, www.edf-er.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy ,  Wind,  EDF Renewables,  


Wind Ind. Gifts $1Mn for Hurricane Harvey Recovery (Ind. Report)
AWEA,Pattern Energy
Date: 2017-09-15
Pattern Energy Group Inc. reports it is joining with other American wind energy companies as a keystone partner of Habitat Hammers Back, the Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding initiative led by Habitat for Humanity.

The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms. (Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, matt.dallas@patternnenergy.com, www.patternenergy.com; Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org

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Greencoat UK Snares 69.5-MW Scottish Wind Farm (Int'l, M&A)
Invenergy Renewables,Greencoat
Date: 2017-08-25
Greencoat UK Wind plc reports its acquisition of the 69.5-MW Corriegarth wind farm in the Scottish Highlands from Invenergy Renewables LLC for approximately £181 million ($232 million). With the acquisition, Greencoat's net generating capacity stands at 617 MW.

The Corriegarth facility, which has been in production since April, incorporates 23 Enercon E82 turbines. The wind farm's power is sold to a UK utility under a 15-year PPA and receives support of 0.9 Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) per MWh of generated electricity. (Source: Invenergy, Greencoat Cap., RenewablesNow, 23 Aug., 2017)Contact: Greencoat UK Wind, +44 20 7832 9400, www.greencoat-ukwind.com; Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Greencoat,  Wind,  


Duke Acquires Invenergy's Shoreham Solar Commons Project (M&A)
Duke Energy Renewables,Invenergy
Date: 2017-08-18
Duke Energy Renewables is reporting the acquisition of Invenergy's 24.9MW Shoreham Solar Commons PV project which is under construction on a former golf course near Brookhaven, Long Island, New York.

The project is slated for completion and commissioning in Q2, 2018 and has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, RE News, Others, 14 Aug., 2017) Contact: Shoreham Solar Commons, www.shorehamsolarcommons.com; Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; LIFA, Tom Falcone, CEO, (631) 755-6900, www.lipower.org; Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, rob.caldwell@duke-energy.com, www.duke-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LIPA,  Duke Energy Renewables,  Invenergy,  


WPPI to Purchase Invenergy Wind Energy (Ind. Report)
WPPI,Invenergy
Date: 2017-08-14
Sun Prairie-based WPPI Energy -- a not-for-profit regional power company serving 51 locally owned electric companies in Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Iowa -- reports it will buy all of the electricity generated from Invenergy's proposed 53-turbine, 132 MW Bishop Hill 3 wind farm in Illinois for a 22 year period.

The Bishop Hill 3 wind farm is expected to generate sufficient electr power for as many as 53,000 homes and businesses, according to WPPI. Currently, 14 pct of the electricity WPPI owns or is contracted to buy comes from renewable resources. Details of the Invenergy – WPPI agreement were not disclosed. (Source: WPPI, Wisc. State Journal, 12 Aug., 2017) Contact: WPPI, Mike Peters, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News WPPI news,  Invenergy news,  Wind news,  


Oklahoma to Host World's Second Largest Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2017-07-31
In Oklahoma, Invenergy is developing the world's second largest wind farm -- the 2,000 MW Wind Catcher and an accompanying 350-mile high-voltage transmission line. Upon completion, the massive $4.5 billion installation, which will utilize General Electric 2.5 MW wind turbines, will be sold to Columbus, Ohio-headquartered American Electric Power. (Source: Invenergy, MotelyFool, 29 July, 2017)Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com; Ameriscan Electric Power, (614) 716-1000, www.aep.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Invenergy,  Wind,  American Electric Power,  


Invenergy Touts 130-Turbine Alle-Catt Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Invenergy
Date: 2017-06-21
Chicago-headquartered Invenergy is reporting plans to develop a 380 MW wind farm to be called Alle-Catt in the towns of Farmersville, Freedom, Rushford and Centerville, Indiana. Subject to permitting, the project would utilize as many as 130 wind turbines and get underway in 2018 for completion in 2020. The company is also planning a separate wind farm in neighboring Wyoming County. (Source: Invenergy, Olean Times Herald , Community Media, 17 June, 2017) Contact: Invenergy, Michael Mulcahey, Business Development Manager, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

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Invenergy Touts Clean Energy Venture-Cap Fund (Ind. Report)
Invenergy, Invenergy Future Fund
Date: 2017-06-07
In the Windy City, Invenergy, the country's largest independent wind power producer, is reporting the launch of the Invenergy Future Fund, a venture-capital fund that will invest in digital startups focused on clean power reliability. The aim is to fill a financing void that has historically plagued early-stage clean-energy firms. (Source: Invenergy, Invenergy Future Fund, Crains, 31 May, 2017) Contact: Invenergy Future Fund, Amy Francetic, CEO, www.invenergyfuturefund.com; Invenergy, (312) 224-1400, http://invenergyllc.com

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GE, Innvenergy Ink Wind Turbine, Cyber Security Deal (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Innvenergy
Date: 2017-05-29
GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected to provide wind turbines to a 300-MW wind farm being developed in Texas by independent clean energy provider Innvenergy. GE Renewable Energy, who will provide 120 of its GE2.5-116.90-meter wind turbines for the Santa Rita wind farm being developed in Reagan County, Texas, by Invenergy. A separate cybersecurity agreement has also been inked by the two companies.

(Source: GE Renewable Energy, CleanTechnica, Innvenergy, Others, 26 May, 2017) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, President and CEO, Onshore Wind, www.ge-energy.com; Invenergy Wind, (312) 224-1400, www.invenergyllc.com

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Invenergy, SB Energy Tout Joint Japanese Solar Projects (Int'l)
Invenergy,SB Energy Corp
Date: 2017-04-24
Chicago-based Invenergy reports it has partnered with SB Energy Corp., the energy arm of SoftBank Group Corp, to jointly develop two solar projects in Japan with a combined capacity of over 20 MW.

Invenergy Japan GK and SB Energy Corp will develop, finance, build and operate the 10.5 MW Queens Solar farm in Fukushima Prefecture and the 10.4 MW Koumi Kogen Solar park in Nagano Prefecture. The two projects are slated to be operational in fiscal 2018.

Invenergy Japan holds a 60 pct stake in each of the two project companies, while SB Energy holds the balance. The partners plan to collaborate on the development of additional projects, according to the announcement.(Source: Invenergy, PR, SB Energy Corp, Various Media, 21 April, 2017) Contact: SB Energy Corp., www.softbank.jp/en/energy; Invenergy, Amy Francetic, Snr. VP New Ventures and Corporate Affairs, (312) 224-1400, http://invenergyllc.com

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