On Tuesday, May 9, the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) recognized Apex Clean Energy with the Business Case Award for its case study “Providing Energy Security to Fort Hood.” The award, presented at SPLC’s annual summit in Denver, salutes Apex’s achievements in bringing cost savings, energy security, and clean power to the largest military installation in the world.
Killeen, TX – April 27, 2017 – The U.S. Army’s largest single renewable energy project began officially generating clean electricity on April 27. Apex Clean Energy (Apex) developed, managed construction of, and currently operates the groundbreaking hybrid wind and solar complex, which will provide more than 50 percent of the annual load at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
Charlottesville, VA – April 27, 2017 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Great Pathfinder wind energy project from Optimum Renewables, which is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. The project is planned for Boone and Hamilton Counties, Iowa, and could begin operating as early as 2020. Great Pathfinder Wind has the potential to bring 160–200 MW of wind energy into the Midcontinent ISO (MISO) market.
Kay Wind Recognized for Wind Farm Team of the Year at Wind Operations and Management Conference
Charlottesville, VA – April 13, 2017 – On April 10, the team at Kay Wind, which is operated by Apex Clean Energy and owned by Southern Power, was recognized for its exceptional achievement in operations and management at the Wind O&M conference in Dallas, Texas. The project team won the “Wind Farm Team or Technician of the Year” award for 2017.
CvilleREA Kicks Off Coalition Work at Tom Tom Founders Festival
Charlottesville, VA – April 13, 2017 – Eight Central Virginia renewable energy companies are aligning to form the Charlottesville Renewable Energy Alliance, or CvilleREA. The coalition will launch at the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s “Innovations in Energy: The Future of Renewables” event on Thursday, April 13, and at the “Founders Summit Luncheon: Renewable Energy Alliance” on Friday, April 14.
Rocky Forge Wind Given Green Light by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Charlottesville, VA – March 2, 2017 – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has approved Apex Clean Energy’s “Permit by Rule” (PBR) application for the Rocky Forge Wind project, marking the first time such a project has received the statewide approval and a key milestone for Virginia’s clean energy economy.
Project Is Third IKEA Partnership with Apex
Charlottesville, VA – January 30, 2017 – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) announced today a multi-year contract with IKEA Canada to manage and provide remote operations for the Wintering Hills wind farm located in Alberta, Canada. The 88 MW facility produces enough power to supply approximately 26,000 Canadian homes.
Initiative Follows Avery Dennison Commitments to WWF Climate Savers Program
Glendale, CA and Charlottesville, VA – December 5, 2016 – Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) has signed a wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy to offset 50 percent of the company’s U.S.-based greenhouse gas emissions derived from electricity consumption, signaling commitment by Avery Dennison to renewable energy and energy efficient practices and technology.
Washington, DC – November 15, 2016 – The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected members include major players from the financial and renewable energy industries, and are a significant addition to ACORE’s already outstanding Board.
As more companies seek to buy renewable energy directly through power purchase agreements (PPAs), Apex Clean Energy has teamed with the corporate procurement working group of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the C&I PPA team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to produce the Renewable Energy PPA Guidebook for Corporate & Industrial Purchasers.