Committed to clean energy
The Apex team comprises some of the nation’s top specialists in renewable energy.
Since day one, the Apex team has been driven by a shared passion to accelerate the shift to America’s clean energy future.
at our headquarters and across the country
Apex strives to excel in every phase of project realization. Our mission-driven company seeks determined, resolute individuals who innovate and go above and beyond the call of duty.
Apex is developing the largest clean energy portfolio in the United States.
Our core values
Apex began as a small start-up in 2009, and the passion of those early days still permeates our now mature company. Apex employees are known for taking the initiative and feeling empowered in their everyday decision making.
Apex is always upfront with its partners and investors—even if the news isn’t the most positive. This transparency and trust ensures that our business becomes a repeat business.
No matter what we are doing, we aim to do it right. Our commitment to meeting the highest standards has allowed us to build one of the country’s largest renewable portfolios and to successfully compete with bigger energy companies.
Apex’s safety performance is second to none. We work hard to cultivate a culture of safety throughout the company and employ a proactive, collaborative approach to prioritizing safety in every initiative. We refuse to wait for incidents to happen.
We seek solutions that transcend our business model to lower our individual and collective environmental footprints. We invest in socially responsible practices and share our expertise to expand opportunities for others to further the transition to a better, more sustainable future.
Hear from our CEO
A former naval officer and helicopter pilot, Apex President and CEO Mark Goodwin served three tours in the Persian Gulf, where he realized “it’s all about energy.” Back home, a trip through the turbine fields of Palm Springs was the inspiration for his life’s work.
Apex is led by a team of executives with decades of experience in renewable energy and finance.
Mark Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sandy Reisky, Founder and Board Director
Jim Trousdale, Chief Financial Officer
Ken Young, Chief Operating Officer
Apex has one of the most experienced renewable energy teams in the industry, with capabilities spanning the complete project life cycle.
John Bahouth, EVP of Administration
Ellen Balfrey, SVP of Finance
David Balfrey, SVP of Technology
Alexander Boyatt, SVP of Asset Management
Kevin Davis, EVP of New Markets
Kurt Friesen, General Counsel
Chris Heins, SVP of Accounting
Scott Koziar, SVP of Development
Tim Marvich, VP of Distributed Energy
Sandeep Nimmagadda, VP of Energy Storage
Eamon Perrel, SVP of Business Development
Karlis Povisils, SVP of Development
John Stone, SVP of Project Management
Cat Strumlauf, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Frederico von Pinho, VP of Transmission
Dahvi Wilson, VP of Public Affairs
Jeanine Wolanski, SVP of Land Management
Rivian signs first large-scale PPA for energy from Apex’s Goose Creek Wind
The 50 MW agreement supports Rivian’s long-term vision of enabling high-impact renewable energy projects that reduce its carbon footprint while also benefiting customers, communities, and the electrical grid.
Apex pledges $1 million to support affordable housing in Charlottesville
The contribution to the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund will help revitalize and rebuild affordable homes across seven sites owned by the Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
Apex secures financing for 224 MW Great Pathfinder Wind
Upon completion, the Iowa wind facility will support Meta’s operations under a long-term power purchase agreement for the full capacity of the project. The PPA represents Apex’s fifth such transaction with Meta.
Apex Secures Green Debt Facilities Totaling $650 Million
Apex Clean Energy today announced the refinancing and expansion of its corporate debt facilities to provide additional capital and flexibility for future growth.
Apex secures tax equity financing for Mulligan Solar
The Illinois project represents the first tax equity closing for an Apex project that the company is constructing and intends to fully own and operate.
Apex, Ares, EPIC Midstream, and the Port of Corpus Christi partner on green fuels
The project would produce green hydrogen and other derivative green fuels in volumes not yet seen in the United States, with additional scale possible by decade’s end.
Meta and Apex transact on fifth PPA
Great Pathfinder Wind will be Meta’s second clean power purchase in Iowa and will help support Meta’s operations in the region, including its data center campus approximately 40 miles away in Altoona, Iowa.
GRE to receive renewable energy from Discovery Wind
Apex’s Discovery Wind project, expected to reach commercial operations in 2025, will be the single largest wind project in North Dakota and will deliver renewable energy over the 436-mile high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission system.
Apex and Weyerhaeuser partner on solar potential
The agreement between Apex and Weyerhaeuser will enable the development of 1,000 megawatts of utility-scale solar and solar-plus-storage projects on Weyerhaeuser property in the southeastern United States.
Funds Managed by Ares Management to Acquire Majority Stake in Apex
The transaction will provide Apex with additional equity growth capital as it seeks to transition to a pure-play renewable energy independent power producer.
Ford County Wind Farm PPA consortium demonstrates power of corporate supply chain
The consortium—Mars, Inc., BHJ USA, and Silgan Containers—jointly signed power purchase agreements enabling them to make meaningful strides toward their sustainability targets while demonstrating the tangible impact that value chain partners can make in the transition to a new clean energy economy.
Apex and Plug Power Announce Largest U.S. Green Hydrogen PPA
The power purchased through the PPA will directly supply a new hydrogen production plant with 100% renewable power. The hydrogen plant, which is being co-developed by Apex and Plug Power, will be the first and largest wind-supplied hydrogen project in the United States and the largest onshore wind-powered project across the globe.
Isabella Wind begins operating
The wind farms, totaling 383 MW and located in Michigan’s Isabella County, are the largest clean energy facilities in the Great Lakes State and in owner DTE Energy’s portfolio.
Apex Electrifies Pickup Fleet
As part of a comprehensive effort to reduce its carbon emissions, Apex has invested in plug-in hybrid electric and hybrid electric trucks for its construction and operations sites. The fleet of vehicles is provided by XL Fleet.
Apex sells Jayhawk Wind, with Facebook PPA
WEC Energy Group and Invenergy purchased the more than 190 MW project, which is located in Crawford and Bourbon Counties, Kansas. Jayhawk will help support Facebook’s operations in the region.
Ares purchases Lincoln Land Wind from Apex
The 302 MW wind project builds on a successful history of partnership between the two companies and has long-term power purchase agreements with Facebook and McDonald’s, Apex’s two largest corporate customers.
Apex expands partnership with McDonald’s
McDonald’s will purchase 200 MW from Caddo Wind in Oklahoma and 126 MW from Lincoln Land Wind in Illinois, making the restaurant company Apex’s largest single offtake entity and corporate buyer.
Apex sells 500 MW White Mesa Wind
When complete, the 500 MW White Mesa project will be the third-largest single-phase, single-site wind farm in the United States.
Apex signs PPA with Applied Materials
Applied’s power purchase agreement with White Mesa Wind in Texas covers 10% of the project’s clean energy output, an amount equivalent to the power needs of more than 13,000 homes.
Apex named top C&I wind power provider for 2019
In a banner year for corporate clean energy procurement, global energy research firm Wood Mackenzie named Apex the top C&I wind power provider overall and the top corporate renewable provider for 2019.
ALLETE Clean Energy buys Apex’s Caddo Wind Project
The two companies are partnering a second time to satisfy the growing demand for clean energy. The 303 MW Caddo Wind will help supply power to three Fortune 500 customers.
Apex and AEP Energy announce 240 MW PPA
The long-term agreement will supply AEP Energy with clean power from Emerson Creek Wind in Ohio to serve customers who want clean energy for their retail supply—including Google, the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world.
Facebook signs second PPA with Apex
The PPA, for 61.1 MW from Apex’s largest solar project to date and its first renewable energy project on the East Coast, will help support Facebook’s operations in Virginia.
McDonald’s purchases 220 MW from Aviator Wind
McDonald’s announces its first-ever large-scale U.S. virtual power purchase agreement with Aviator Wind West. The deal will help the Fortune 500 restaurant company advance toward its climate action target.
Ares and Apex announce renewable PPA with Facebook
The contract with Aviator Wind will help the tech company—the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in 2018—reach its goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% and support 100% of its operations with renewable energy in 2020.
DTE Energy to purchase 385 MW Isabella Wind from Apex
DTE will use Isabella Wind to meet the clean energy needs of large C&I customers who have enrolled in its voluntary renewable energy program, including the Detroit Zoo.
Apex sells 303 MW Diamond Spring Wind to ALLETE Clean Energy
The transaction for the Oklahoma wind project includes 15-year power purchase agreements that Apex negotiated with Starbucks, Walmart, and Smithfield.
Wind Industry recognizes Apex’s safety culture for second consecutive year
The award—the highest level of recognition in the industry—was presented to Apex for the second year in a row, acknowledging it as a workplace that demonstrates the greatest dedication and leadership in integrating safety and health management performance with business operations.
Apex sells 202 MW Sugar Creek Wind
A wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. purchased the advanced-stage project.
ENGIE purchases 151 MW Dakota Range Wind III from Apex
The project’s power will be sold to repeat customer Xcel Energy.
Apex receives industry’s highest safety and health achievement award
The award, presented by the American Wind Energy Association, honors Apex’s commitment to ensuring safety as an essential business principle and its leadership in promoting environmental, health, and safety advancement throughout the industry.
Apex sells 163 MW Midway Wind
The project, which is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, was acquired by Sammons Renewable Energy.
Chapman Ranch Wind begins operating
Subsidiary of Alliant Energy acquires Upland Prairie Wind from Apex
Interstate Power and Light purchased the 300 MW Iowa project. The sale is the second transaction in the Midcontinent ISO for Apex in one week.
Xcel purchases Dakota Range Wind I & II
“Partnering with utilities is one of the principal ways Apex is achieving its mission to accelerate the shift to clean energy,” said Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex.
Apex sells 178 MW Patriot Wind
The project is located in Nueces County, Texas.
Apex to operate IKEA’s Oldman 2 facility
Apex announces another multiyear contract with IKEA Canada, this time to provide asset management services for the Oldman 2 wind facility, located near Pincher Creek in Alberta. With this new contract, Apex now manages four IKEA Group wind energy facilities across North America.
Old Settler Wind wins weather risk deal 2017 from Environmental Finance
The innovative financing structure enables hedging against risks associated with variabilities in power generation and fluctuating energy prices.
Apex Wins Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award
The Business Case Award salutes Apex’s achievements in bringing cost savings, energy security, and clean power to Fort Hood, the largest military installation in the world.
Fort Hood’s Phantom Solar facility begins operating
Kay Wind wins in O&M
The Kay Wind team was recognized as Wind Farm Team of the Year at the Wind Operations and Management Conference.
Cotton Plains Wind and Old Settler Wind begin operating
In June 2017, Apex President and CEO Mark Goodwin joined with senior military officers and civilian leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the partnership and unprecedented project.
Apex to operate IKEA’s Wintering Hills facility
Apex announces a multiyear contract with IKEA Canada to manage and provide remote operations for the Wintering Hills wind farm located in Alberta, Canada.
Grant Plains Wind begins operating
Enbridge purchases Chapman Ranch Wind
Energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. announces its acquisition of a 100% interest in the 249 MW project based in Nueces County, Texas.
Apex wins Green Power Leadership Award
The Center for Resource Solutions awards Apex for its overall leadership in bringing wind capacity to market and expansion of direct purchasing of clean energy by the public and private sectors.
Southern Power acquires Grant Plains Wind
In its third transaction with Apex, Southern Power purchases the Grant Plains Wind facility in Oklahoma.
Northleaf Capital buys hybrid renewable energy portfolio
The transaction enables the U.S. Army’s largest renewable energy PPA, for the combined wind and solar energy from Cotton Plains Wind and Phantom Solar. The third asset in the portfolio acquired by Northleaf, Old Settler Wind, will power an additional 51,000 American homes.
Grant Wind begins operating
Steelcase signs 25 MW power purchase agreement
Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry, announces a 12-year power purchase agreement for 25 MW from Grant Plains Wind in Oklahoma, which will make up nearly half of the company’s renewable energy purchases.
Kingfisher Wind begins operating
U.S. Army signs PPA with Apex for wind/solar hybrid
The groundbreaking hybrid energy project—the Army’s largest single renewable energy project to date—is expected to save the Department of Defense approximately $168 million over three decades.
Kingfisher Wind wins multiple industry awards
Apex, First Reserve, Gulf Power Company, and Morgan Stanley Commodities Group were named joint recipients of two Deal of the Year awards, which recognize the innovative contract and financing structure for the energy and environmental attributes produced by Kingfisher Wind.
OMPA signs second PPA with Apex
With the purchase of 41.4 MW of energy from Grant Plains Wind, OMPA increases its wind power portfolio to 141.6 MW out of approximately 800 MW.
Apex ranked first in U.S. wind capacity additions
Apex was the U.S. market leader in 2015, with 1,042 MW of wind energy capacity added to the grid.
Kay Wind and Cameron Wind begin operating
Southern Power acquires Grant Wind
This marks the second transaction between Apex and Southern Power.
Balko Wind begins operating
Southern Power acquires Kay Wind
Upon its completion, Kay Wind would be the first wind facility owned by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, which would go on to purchase Apex’s Grant Wind and Grant Plains Wind.
Hoopeston Wind begins operating
First Reserve purchases Kingfisher Wind
First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, acquires Apex’s 298 MW Kingfisher Wind project. The facility is now owned by BlackRock.
WFEC purchases remaining power from Grant Wind
“WFEC is pleased to once again be working with Apex Clean Energy. We are also excited to add this additional economical and environmentally friendly wind energy resource into our generation mix,” explained Brian Hobbs, vice president, legal and corporate services at WFEC.
D.E. Shaw subsidiary acquires Balko Wind
D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments purchases Balko Wind, in a transaction that highlights Apex’s broad capabilities to deliver attractive clean energy investment opportunities to its financial partners.
IKEA acquires Cameron Wind
Apex’s 165 MW Cameron Wind project on the Gulf Coast of Texas is the IKEA Group’s single largest renewable energy investment to date.
Two electric co-ops buy from Grant Wind
East Texas Electric Cooperative and Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative join forces to bring 101.2 MW of renewable wind energy into the mix for their member-owned cooperatives in east Texas.
Power purchase agreement signed with GRDA
Apex signs a second PPA with the Grand River Dam Authority, this time for 100 MW from Kay Wind in Oklahoma.
IKEA acquires Hoopeston Wind
In its first wind farm investment in the United States, IKEA purchases Apex’s Hoopeston Wind project in Illinois. The 98 MW wind farm will make a significant contribution to the company’s goal to generate as much renewable energy as the total energy it consumes by 2020.
Westar and WFEC purchase power from Apex Projects
In separate agreements, Westar Energy purchases 200 MW from Kay Wind and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative purchases 100 MW from Balko Wind.
PPA signed with Public Service Company of Oklahoma
PSO, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, purchases 200 MW of power from the Balko Wind project.
Canadian Hills Wind begins operating
Upon its completion, Canadian Hills Wind was the largest single-phase wind farm to be built in Oklahoma, and it increased the state’s installed wind capacity by 13%.
Construction begins on Canadian Hills Wind
The facility would generate enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 100,000 homes.
Canadian Hills Wind sold to Atlantic Power
The wind facility would be subsequently acquired by TerraForm Power in 2015.
Power purchase agreement signed with GRDA
The Grand River Dam Authority will receive 100 megawatts of wind-generated electricity from Apex Clean Energy’s Kay Wind project in Oklahoma.
Power purchase agreements signed with OMPA, AEP
Apex signs PPAs totaling 250 MW with Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and American Electric Power for energy from Canadian Hills Wind.
Apex acquires GGW Wind Energy assets
In one of its first major acquisitions, Apex agrees to purchase the wind energy assets of GGW, a developer of utility‐scale wind energy projects based in Oklahoma. Fully built, the assets represent up to 2,150 megawatts of wind energy capacity. Several of those projects are operating today, including Kay Wind and Grant Wind.
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