Our ability to lead the industry in bringing new wind energy to market in 2015 represented validation of the team we’ve brought together since our launch in 2009; our model to build the most robust pipeline of wind resources in the nation; and, most important, our complete mission-driven focus.
In October, Apex was also recognized for our efforts to expand the market for structured power purchase agreements beyond the Fortune 500. We were honored to receive the Green Power Market Development Award, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Resource Solutions.
Perhaps the most important aspect of our success is the partnerships we have created to make it all happen. Across our enterprise, we are building long-term relationships with global financial institutions, leading multinational corporations, major domestic utilities, and public-sector entities such as the U.S. Army. In the field, Apex is also currently active in communities spanning 25 states, from securing land leases to turnkey construction projects and long-term asset management. As a result, one of the most important relationships we must continue to forge is with the American public regarding the long-term collective benefits of clean energy.
Across our enterprise, we are building long-term relationships with global finance institutions, leading multinational corporations, major domestic utilities, and public-sector entities such as the U.S. Army.
As we race to the close of the year and look ahead to 2017, the Apex team is in full stride. Together with our partners, we have an unprecedented opportunity to help our nation move clean energy forward, faster.