Energy Acuity is the leading provider of power generation and power delivery market intelligence. Below are the Top 10 Wind Developers by MWs brought online in 2017 and a short description of each company. Descriptions also have a link containing company contact information if you would like to schedule a meeting at AWEA 2018 in Chicago, IL, May 7-10, 2018.
1.) Tradewind Energy, Inc., Lenexa, KS — 1,450 MW Operational in 2017
Since the inception in 2003, TradeWind Energy has partnered with utilities, cooperatives, environmental groups, municipalities and landowners in the Heartland to develop mutually beneficial wind projects. Tradewind Energy takes great pride in the ability to deliver low-cost wind energy while maintaining an uncompromising commitment to long-term project quality.
Here are a few of the qualifications that set TradeWind Energy apart as one of the premier wind project development companies today:
The senior management team has more than 100 combined years of experience in utility-scale and Independent Power Project development.
Tradewind has assembled a diverse, talented team of meteorologists, biologists, and engineers, with the expertise to develop, finance, and construct state-of-the-art wind energy facilities.
Most of the management team hails from the Midwest. They have their feet firmly planted in the values respected in the Heartland.
4. Financially Strong
Tradewind’s largest investor, Enel North America, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel SpA, one of the world’s largest publicly held utility companies with a market capitalization well over $60 billion.
2.) E.ON Climate & Renewables NA, Chicago, IL — 579 MW Operational in 2017
E. ON Climate and Renewables North America (E.ON) is one of the world’s largest owners of renewable power projects and is rapidly expanding its wind, solar and alternative energy portfolio. E. ON develops, owns, and operates some of the most efficient, highest performing renewable energy projects in the United States. Having achieved its first 2,700 megawatts (MW) of wind projects in the United States in 5 years, E.ON is one of the fastest growing renewable power companies in the industry. E.ON has additional projects under construction, and is actively developing projects throughout the U. S. and Canada.
Their goal is to deliver renewable energy from technologies that address the growing concern about energy security, energy affordability, and climate change.
Already a leader in the American wind industry, E.ON is committed to investing the resources needed to play a major role in the transformation of the renewable energy marketplace. For more information, visit E.ON.
3.) Enel Green Power NA, Andover, MA — 550 MW Operational in 2017
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA), part of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. EGP-NA owns and operates over 90 plants with an installed capacity exceeding 2 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. EGP-NA has more than doubled its total installed capacity since 2010. The company employs approximately 350 people in North America with strong technical and financial expertise.
Enel Green Power North America, Inc. is committed to developing its strong renewable pipeline of hydro, wind, geothermal and solar projects. EGP-NA plans to expand its geographical footprint across North America, and boost local economies through the construction of renewable energy projects
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4.) Avangrid Renewables (FKA Iberdrola Renewables), Portland, OR — 536 MW Operational in 2017
Avangrid Renewables is one of the leading providers of clean, renewable wind power in the U.S. with more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar power facilities. They produce an economic windfall for numerous rural communities while providing clean, affordable power to their customers. The company also operates 636 MW of natural gas-fired generation and a state-of-the-art 24-7 National Control Center, which acts as the nerve center of the company’s generation portfolio, making it one of the few companies capable of providing structured energy solutions and allowing large industrial and commercial customers to manage risks and uncertainty in the natural gas and power industries.
5.) Lincoln Clean Energy, Chicago, IL — 503 MW Operational in 2017
LCE is a developer, owner, and operator of clean power projects with a particular focus on wind and solar power in the United States. They have successfully developed projects involving over $2 billion in capital investment in some of the largest electricity markets in the United States, including Texas, California and New Jersey.
The management team has a proven track record in power project development both at LCE and at prior firms. With over 150 years of combined experience, LCE’s management team’s efforts have led to the construction of over 4,500 megawatts of clean energy in North America and Europe over the past 10 years.
6.) Apex Clean Energy, Charlottesville, VA — 451 MW Operational in 2017
Apex has been built with a singular focus: to speed the shift to clean electricity. Drawing from their experience with several of the nation’s leading renewable energy companies, Apex’s founders set out to create a company with the capacity to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination and financing to construction and asset management.
7.) Infinity Renewables, Santa Barbara, CA — 381 MW Operational in 2017
Infinity Renewables is a leading wind and solar energy project developer focused on developing high-quality projects and moving them to market. Infinity’s experience covers the entire project lifecycle, and throughout, they stand by their commitment to providing their landowners and their communities with the mutually beneficial opportunity to participate in renewable energy projects. Infinity is proud to know that their work contributes to the ultimate goal of clean, renewable, and domestic energy sources.
8.) Pattern Energy, San Francisco, CA — 324 MW Operational in 2017
Pattern Energy Group is one of North America’s leading independent wind and transmission companies. their mission is to provide their customers with clean, renewable energy, which they seek to achieve by developing, constructing, owning and operating projects that are built for lasting success. They identify high-value opportunities in the renewable energy sector and then create and implement a plan to convert those opportunities into operating assets. They have projects totaling over 520 MW in operation and under construction. In addition, they are growing and building on their current development pipeline, which includes over 4,000 MW of wind power and multiple transmission projects in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
Pattern Energy is a U.S.-based company led by a committed and seasoned management team whose members, each with over 20 years experience in the energy industry, have worked together for nearly 10 years. As a team, they have developed, financed and managed more than $4 billion of energy assets.
9.) NextEra Energy Resources, Juno Beach, FL — 309 MW Operational in 2017
NextEra Energy Resources delivers clean energy across much of North America, helping provide sustainable solutions to meet evolving energy needs. They develop, construct and operate power projects to produce electricity. NextEra markets electricity to wholesale customers and invests in critical infrastructure for power delivery. They also offer a variety of energy-related products and services to customers across the country. Equally important, NextEra is dedicated to quality, committed to environmental stewardship and care about our communities.
Today, NextEra is the world’s largest operator of wind and solar energy. They have invested billions of dollars – with plans to invest even more – in energy infrastructure across North America, including new wind and solar facilities, transmission and natural gas pipelines, offering their customers innovative solutions to meet their energy needs.
10.) EDP Renewables NA, Houston, TX — 297 MW Operational in 2017
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a leading, global renewable energy company devoted to value creation, innovation, and sustainability. They operate in markets around the globe and are continuously expanding their business to new regions, making the commitment to lead in each market as well as create value for their stakeholders and shareholders.
EDP Renewables entered the US market in 2007 with the acquisition of Horizon Wind Energy LLC from Goldman Sachs. Since then, EDPR more than doubled its wind-power production, making it one of the world’s largest producers. The US is EDPR’s biggest market in terms of installed capacity and production.
EDPR NA is based in Houston, Texas, and maintains offices and wind farms across the United States. The American platform has seen rapid growth since 2007, operating c. 5.6 GW.
Sources: Energy Acuity, Tradewind Energy, Inc., E.ON C&R NA, Enel Green Power NA, Avangrid Renewables, Lincoln Clean Energy, Apex Clean Energy, Infinity Renewables, Pattern Energy, NextEra Energy Resources, EDP Renewables NA
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