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Charlottesville, VA – July 18, 2017 – Apex Clean Energy announced today a multiyear contract to operate an IKEA Canada wind project, Oldman 2, located near Pincher Creek in Alberta. Oldman 2 generates 46 megawatts of clean energy for the AESO market.

With this new contract, Apex now manages four IKEA Group wind energy facilities across ...

Old Settler Wind Recognized for Innovative Financing Structure

Charlottesville, VA – July 11, 2017 – Environmental Finance recently recognized Old Settler Wind, a 151.2 MW Texas wind farm, with its Weather Risk 2017 award. Apex Clean Energy developed, managed construction of, and currently provides asset management services for the wind facility, which generates enough renewable energy to ...

Charlottesville, VA – June 22, 2017 – Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex Clean Energy, Inc., issued this statement following the release of the Ohio Senate omnibus amendment to House Bill 49:

Apex Clean Energy applauds the Ohio Senate for addressing the current property line setbacks for wind turbines in the Senate omnibus amendment to House ...

Represents Largest-ever Renewable Energy Procurement for U.S. Military

Killeen, TX – June 2, 2017 – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today celebrated the final delivery of the largest renewable energy project serving the U.S. Army at Fort Hood. Drawing wind power from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains Wind project in Floyd County, Texas, and solar power from the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

IKEA US ...

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 ...

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.

“I am gratified to have such ...

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 ...

Charlottesville, VA – October 17, 2016 – For its overall leadership in bringing wind capacity to market and expansion of direct purchasing of clean energy by the public and private sectors, Apex Clean Energy was awarded the 2016 Green Power Leadership Award for Green Power Market Development by the Center for Resource Solutions.

The Green Power ...

Charlottesville, VA – September 30, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Novus IV wind energy project from Novus Windpower, LLC, headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma. The project, which is located in Hansford County and Sherman County, Texas, in the north Texas Panhandle, has the potential to bring 360 MW of wind energy into the ...

Charlottesville, VA – September 1, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today announced the promotion of Mark Goodwin to president and chief executive officer of the company. Goodwin joined Apex in 2009 as chief operating officer and was named president and chief operating officer in 2010.

Apex’s previous chief executive officer, Sandy Reisky, will assume the ...

Grant County, OK – August 29, 2016 – Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, and Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today announced Southern Power’s acquisition of the 147 MW Grant Plains Wind facility from Apex. This is the third facility that Southern Power has purchased from Apex, along with the nearby Grant Wind and Kay ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 9, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired a second project from American Wind Energy Management Corp (AWEM), Sangamon Wind One in western Sangamon County, Illinois. The project has the potential to support 130 MW of wind energy.

“We’re pleased to be working with AWEM to bring another high-quality project to completion,” ...

Charlottesville, VA – July 14, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) is pleased to announce the sale of a majority ownership stake in a 217 MW renewable energy portfolio to Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf), a leading independent global private markets manager, with more than $7 billion in infrastructure and private equity commitments under management.

The portfolio ...

Charlottesville, VA – June 7, 2016 – The Deal of the Year award from Risk.net went to Morgan Stanley this year for its work on the innovative transaction to bring energy from the Kingfisher Wind facility in Oklahoma to Southern Company subsidiary Gulf Power’s service area in Florida. This is the third Deal of the ...

Charlottesville, VA – April 14, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Sugar Creek Wind One project from American Wind Energy Management Corp (AWEM). The project has the potential to support 175 MW of wind energy capacity in Illinois.

“Sugar Creek is a high-quality project in an important market,” said Mark Goodwin, president of Apex. ...

Charlottesville, VA – February 19, 2016 – Apex Clean Energy was the market leader for new wind energy capacity additions in the United States in 2015. The company installed 1,042 megawatts (MW) of wind facilities, according to data from the American Wind Energy Association’s fourth quarter 2015 report.

“We’ve been fortunate to have great landowners, communities, ...

25 Megawatt Power Purchase Agreement Further Diversifies the Furniture Company’s Renewable Energy Portfolio

Grand Rapids, Mich. – February 2, 2016 – Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS), the global leader in the office furniture industry, announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy for 25 megawatts of wind power. Since 2014, Steelcase has invested in ...

Charlottesville, VA – December 18, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy (Apex), First Reserve, Gulf Power Company, and Morgan Stanley Commodities Group (MSCG) were named joint recipients of the Commodities Deal of the Year award for the Kingfisher Wind project at the 2015 Commodity Business Awards held in London on November 26. The winning deal was ...

Charlottesville, VA – December 16, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, First Reserve, Gulf Power Company, and Morgan Stanley Commodities Group (MSCG) were named joint recipients of the Financial Deal of the Year award for the Kingfisher Wind project at the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards (GEA) held in New York City on December 9. Hosted ...

Kay County, OK – December 15, 2015 – Kay Wind, a 299-megawatt wind facility located in Kay County, Oklahoma, began commercial operation on December 12, 2015. Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, developed, managed construction of, and will operate the project, which is the largest single-phase wind farm in Oklahoma. It is the ...

Charlottesville, VA – September 9, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, is pleased to announce it has reached financial close of a $216 million construction loan for the 151 MW Grant Wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma.

Bayerische Landesbank, New York Branch, acted as the Joint Lead Arranger, Coordinating Mandated Lead Arranger, ...

Charlottesville, VA –March 31, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, is pleased to announce it has reached financial close of a $397 million construction loan for the 299 MW Kay Wind Project in Kay County, Oklahoma.

Bayerische Landesbank, New York Branch and Rabobank, New York Branch acted as the Joint Lead Arrangers, ...

Charlottesville, VA – February 10, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, an independent renewable energy company, announced today that it has secured $50 million in financing from Prudential Capital Group. The proceeds of the financing will be utilized to advance Apex’s project pipeline, including project development, acquisitions and general corporate purposes.

“We look forward to partnering with ...

Canadian County, OK – January 22, 2015 – First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, today announced an agreement to acquire the Kingfisher Wind power project from Apex Clean Energy (“Apex”), an independent renewable energy company. Kingfisher Wind is a construction-ready 298 MW wind power generation project ...

Anadarko, Oklahoma – January 19, 2015 – Apex Clean Energy, through its subsidiary Grant Wind, LLC, has signed a Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) for 50 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from Apex’s Grant Wind project. With this agreement, Apex has sold the remaining 50 MW of the 150 ...

Balko, Oklahoma – January 12, 2015 – D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C. (DESRI) and Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today announced the sale of Balko Wind, a wind energy project in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Apex developed the 300 MW project and sold it to an affiliate of DESRI in late 2014. Financing for the acquisition ...

Nacogdoches, TX – November 24, 2014 – East Texas Electric Cooperative and Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative have joined forces to bring 101.2 MW of renewable wind energy into the mix for their member-owned cooperatives in east Texas. The two Texas electric cooperatives have signed Renewable Energy Purchase Agreements (REPAs) for wind generation from Apex Clean ...

165 MW Cameron Wind Farm in Texas Is Single Largest IKEA Renewable Energy Investment Globally

Conshohocken, PA – November 18, 2014 – The IKEA Group announced today that it has purchased its second wind farm in the United States from Apex Clean Energy: a 165-megawatt wind farm in Cameron County, Texas. This represents the single largest renewable ...

With potential to save customers $50 million over the project’s lifetime …

Vinita, OK – September 2, 2014 – In an effort to add more balance to its diverse electric generation portfolio, the Grand River Dam Authority will soon be utilizing even more Oklahoma wind power.

At its August meeting, the GRDA Board of Directors approved a ...

Charlottesville, VA – May 29, 2014 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired six wind energy development projects from BP Wind Energy, North America, Inc. These projects have the potential to support approximately 710 MW of wind energy capacity in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Tennessee.

“We are pleased to be building our portfolio in the Midwest ...

Conshohocken, PA – April 10, 2014 — IKEA US announced today that it is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98 megawatt wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date and will make a significant ...

Charlottesville, VA – March 27, 2014 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired certain wind energy assets from Nordex USA, Inc. These assets have the potential to support approximately 450 MW of wind energy capacity in Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas.

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About Apex Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since ...

Charlottesville, VA – March 25, 2014 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the wind energy assets of Firelands Wind Farm, a subsidiary of juwi Wind. These assets have the potential to support approximately 100 MW of wind energy capacity in Ohio.

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About Apex Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, ...

Charlottesville, VA – February 11, 2014 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the wind energy assets of Blanco Canyon Wind. These assets have the potential to support approximately 300 MW of wind energy capacity in Texas.

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About Apex Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in ...

Charlottesville, VA – January 15, 2014 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired 11 projects from Duke Energy Renewables. These assets have the potential to support approximately 1.6 GW of wind energy capacity.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add these high-quality projects to our pipeline,” said Apex president Mark Goodwin. “This acquisition is a ...

Charlottesville, VA – November 6, 2013 – Apex Clean Energy has signed a Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement (REPA) with Westar Energy for 200 MW of wind energy from Apex’s Kay Wind project. The 300 MW Kay Wind project, expected to begin construction in 2015, will produce enough electricity to power over 102,000 U.S. homes.

“We are ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 19, 2013 – Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Midway Farms Wind project. This project has the potential to support 165 MW of capacity in San Patricio County, Texas.

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About Apex Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in 2009, Apex has ...

Charlottesville, VA – July 23, 2013 – Apex Clean Energy has signed two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with PacifiCorp for Apex’s Long Ridge Wind project in Utah. Both agreements are anticipated to receive final state approval by late summer of this year. The 160 MW of wind energy, comprising two 80 MW projects, will produce ...

Charlottesville, VA – June 21, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy is now Apex Clean Energy. Though Apex’s mission remains the same – to bring clean energy resources to market – this name change signifies a formal broadening of the company’s scope to include utility-scale solar energy facility development.

Apex has a long heritage in the solar ...

Charlottesville, VA – June 11, 2013 – Sandy Reisky de Dubnic, CEO of Apex Clean Energy, has been named as a 2013 Keystone Leadership in Energy Award honoree. Since 1994, The Keystone Center has honored exemplary leaders and decision-makers who embody The Keystone Center’s belief that lasting results are crafted by considering diverse perspectives and ...

Charlottesville, VA – April 19, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy has acquired three projects from Energy of Utah, L.L.C. These assets have the potential to support over 600 MW of capacity in Utah and Arizona.

“We look forward to working with Energy of Utah to complete the development of these projects,” said Apex President Mark Goodwin. ...

Charlottesville, VA – April 18, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy has acquired certain wind development assets from Citizens Wind, L.L.C. These assets have the potential to support approximately 100 MW of capacity in Ohio.

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About Apex Apex Wind Energy, Inc. is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in 2009, ...

Charlottesville, VA – April 18, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy has acquired the Mustang Wind project and the Hoopeston Wind project from IPA Wind Development, L.L.C. These assets have the potential to support approximately 200 MW of capacity in Illinois and Texas.

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About Apex Apex Wind Energy, Inc. is an independent renewable energy company based ...

Charlottesville, VA – April 18, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy has acquired from Wind Capital Group certain wind development assets. These assets have the potential to support approximately 300 MW of capacity in Indiana.

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About Apex Apex Wind Energy, Inc. is an independent renewable energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in 2009, ...

Charlottesville, VA – January 21, 2013 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. (“Apex”) has announced the completion of the development and construction of the approximately 300 MW Canadian Hills Wind project (the “Project”). The Project, which is located just outside of Oklahoma City, OK, began commercial operation on December 22, 2012. Canadian Hills is the largest ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 1, 2012 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. (“Apex”) has acquired a portfolio of wind development projects near the Texas Gulf Coast from IPA Wind Development LLC. These projects combined have the potential to support over 500 MW of capacity.

“The south coast of Texas offers a premium wind energy resource with high ...

Charlottesville, VA – May 23, 2012 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. (“Apex”) recently began construction of the approximately 300 MW Canadian Hills Wind project (the “Project”), which is located just outside of Oklahoma City, OK. The Project is expected to begin commercial operation late this year. Upon completion, Canadian Hills will be the largest wind ...

Charlottesville, VA – January 19, 2012 – Apex Wind Energy has acquired certain wind energy project assets from Pioneer Wind Energy, L.L.C. These assets have the potential to support 100 MW of capacity in Indiana.

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About Apex Apex Wind Energy, Inc. is an independent wind energy company based in Charlottesville, VA. Since its founding in ...

Charlottesville and Norfolk, VA – October 7, 2011 – Apex Offshore Wind, LLC and Maersk Line, Limited today announced that they have established a working relationship to support the development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind energy facilities in North America.

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) is a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk, a global corporation with ...

Charlottesville, VA – March 11, 2011 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire wind energy project assets in eastern Nevada from Nevada Wind LLC, a regional wind development company based in Las Vegas and Sparks, Nevada. Fully‐built, the projects have the potential to support up to 810 megawatts of wind energy ...

Charlottesville, VA – October 14, 2010 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire wind energy project assets in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan from Half Moon Power LLC, a developer of utility‐scale wind energy projects based in Milwaukee. Fully‐built, the projects have the potential to support up to 565 megawatts of wind ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 27, 2010 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire BW Capital Corporation’s interest in the Baileyville Wind Farm, a late‐stage 80MW project in northern Illinois.

“This acquisition provides Apex with a late‐stage asset in PJM”, said Jim Trousdale, CFO of Apex. “The Baileyville Wind Farm benefits from a ...

Charlottesville, VA – July 14, 2010 – Apex Offshore Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Apex Wind Energy Holdings, LLC., today announced an agreement to acquire Outer Banks Ocean Energy Corporation (“OBOE”), a North Carolina-based developer of utility‐scale offshore wind energy. “This transaction is a great fit for us—it brings two experienced teams together in an ...

Charlottesville, VA – September 14, 2009 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire the wind energy project assets of GGW Renewable Resources LLC, (“GGW’) a developer of utility‐scale wind energy projects based in Oklahoma. Fully‐built, the projects have the potential to support up to 2,150 megawatts of wind energy capacity.

“Utilizing a ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 5, 2009 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire the wind energy project assets of WESCO Wind LLC., a developer of utility‐scale wind energy projects. The purchase includes seven early stage wind development projects with the potential to support over 1,400 megawatts of wind energy capacity.

“This transaction ...

Charlottesville, VA – June 22, 2009 – Apex Wind Energy, Inc. today announced an agreement to acquire BQ Energy LLC., a developer of utility‐scale wind energy projects. BQ Energy develops wind energy facilities located on industrial, military and brownfield sites. The purchase includes BQ Energy’s project development pipeline.

“We were looking for a strategic partner to ...

Charlottesville, VA – August 15, 2006 – BP has reached agreement to buy Greenlight Energy Inc., a U.S. based developer of wind power generation projects. The purchase will allow BP to accelerate its plans to develop a leading wind power business in North America.

BP will acquire all the shares of Greenlight Energy for consideration of ...

Charlottesville, VA – December 28, 2005 – Greenlight Energy, Inc. today announced it has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy, for the electricity generated by a 300 MW wind power facility scheduled for completion in late 2007. Greenlight’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cedar Creek Wind ...

Charlottesville, VA — December 14, 2004 — Greenlight Energy, Inc., a wind energy company, today announced the sale of the Elk River project in Butler County, Kansas. PPM Energy, Inc., ScottishPower’s competitive U.S. energy business, agreed to purchase Greenlight Energy’s subsidiary Elk River Windfarm, LLC, and will own and operate the 150- megawatt wind energy ...