Committed to Clean Energy

Developing, Financing, and Bringing Clean Energy to Market

$9 Billion

Clean Energy
Opportunity Created

4,814 MW

Clean Energy
in Operations

7,276 MW

Clean Energy

2,381 MW

Clean Energy
Under Management


Completed Facilities

Completed Facilities

Aviator Wind

525 MW, Texas

Balko Wind

300 MW, Oklahoma

Cameron Wind

165 MW, Texas

Canadian Hills Wind

300 MW, Oklahoma

Chapman Ranch Wind

249 MW, Texas

Cotton Plains Wind

50.4 MW, Texas

Grant Plains Wind

147.2 MW, Oklahoma

Grant Wind

151.8 MW, Oklahoma

Hoopeston Wind

98 MW, Illinois

Isabella Wind

383 MW, Michigan

Kay Wind

299 MW, Oklahoma

Kingfisher Wind

298 MW, Oklahoma

Midway Wind

163 MW, Texas

Neosho Ridge Wind

302.5 MW, Kansas

Old Settler Wind

151.2 MW, Texas

Phantom Solar

15.4 MW, Texas

Core Values

Integrity • Professionalism • Safety • Entrepreneurship • Sustainability


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.

APEX Clean Energy



Apex Acquires GGW wind energy assets

September 2009

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.



Power purchase agreements signed with OMPA, AEP

December 2011

Apex signs PPAs totaling 250 MW with Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and American Electric Power for energy from Canadian Hills Wind.


Power purchase agreement signed with GRDA

March 2012

Canadian Hills Wind sold to Atlantic Power

March 2012

The wind facility would be subsequently acquired by TerraForm Power in 2015.

Construction begins on Canadian Hills Wind

May 2012

The facility would generate enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 100,000 homes.

Canadian Hills Wind begins operating

December 2012

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%.


PPA signed with Public Service Company of Oklahoma

October 2013

PSO, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, purchases 200 MW of power from the Balko Wind project.

Westar and WFEC purchase power from Apex projects

November 2013

In separate agreements, Westar Energy purchases 200 MW from Kay Wind and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative purchases 100 MW from Balko Wind.


IKEA acquires Hoopeston Wind

March 2014

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.

Power purchase agreement signed with GRDA

August 2014

Apex signs a second PPA with the Grand River Dam Authority, this time for 100 MW from Kay Wind in Oklahoma.

Two electric coops buy power from Grant Wind

November 2014

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.

IKEA acquires Cameron Wind

November 2014

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.

D.E. Shaw subsidiary acquires Balko Wind

December 2014

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.

WFEC purchases remaining power from Grant Wind

December 2014

“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.


First Reserve purchases Kingfisher Wind

February 2015

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.

Hoopeston Wind begins operating

March 2015

Southern Power acquires Kay Wind

March 2015

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.

Balko Wind in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

Balko Wind begins operating

July 2015

Southern Power acquires Grant Wind

August 2015

This marks the second transaction between Apex and Southern Power.

Kay Wind and Cameron Wind begin operating

December 2015

Apex ranked first in U.S. wind capacity additions

December 2015

Apex was the U.S. market leader in 2015, with 1,042 MW of wind energy capacity added to the grid.

OMPA signs second PPA with Apex

December 2015

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.

Kingfisher Wind wins multiple industry awards

December 2015

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.


Fort Hood has a population of nearly 40,000 soldiers and a total of 388,000 personnel.

U.S. Army signs PPA with Apex for wind/solar hybrid

January 2016

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 begins operating

February 2016

Steelcase signs 25 MW power purchase agreement

February 2016

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.

Grant Wind begins operating

April 2016

Northleaf Capital buys hybrid renewable energy portfolio

July 2016

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.

Southern Power acquires Grant Plains Wind

August 2016

In its third transaction with Apex, Southern Power purchases the Grant Plains Wind facility in Oklahoma.

In October, Apex received the Green Power Market Development Award, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Resource Solutions.

Apex wins Clean Power Leadership Award

October 2016

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.

Enbridge purchases Chapman Ranch Wind

November 2016

Energy infrastructure company Enbridge Inc. announces its acquisition of a 100% interest in the 249 MW project based in Nueces County, Texas.

Grant Plains Wind begins operating

December 2016


Apex to operate IKEA’s Wintering Hills facility

January 2017

Apex announces a multiyear contract with IKEA Canada to manage and provide remote operations for the Wintering Hills wind farm located in Alberta, Canada.

Cotton Plains Wind and Old Settler Wind begin operating

March 2017

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.

Kay Wind Wins in O&M

April 2017

The Kay Wind team was recognized as Wind Farm Team of the Year at the Wind Operations and Management Conference.

Fort Hood’s Phantom Solar facility begins operating

May 2017

Apex wins Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Award

May 2017

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.

Environmental Finance Deal 2017

Old Settler Wind wins weather risk deal 2017 from environmental finance

July 2017

The innovative financing structure enables hedging against risks associated with variabilities in power generation and fluctuating energy prices.

Apex to operate IKEA’s Oldman 2 facility

July 2017

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.

Apex sells 178 MW Patriot Wind

July 2017

The project is located in Nueces County, Texas.

Xcel Purchases Dakota Range Wind I & II

September 2017

“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.

Subsidiary of Alliant Energy Acquires Upland Prairie Wind from Apex

September 2017

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.

Chapman Ranch Wind begins operating

October 2017


Apex Sells 163 MW Midway Wind

January 2018

The project, which is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, was acquired by Sammons Renewable Energy.

Apex Receives Industry's Highest Safety and Health Achievement Award

February 2018

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.

ENGIE Purchases 151 MW Dakota Range Wind III from Apex

December 2018

The project’s power will be sold to repeat customer Xcel Energy.

Apex sells 202 MW Sugar Creek Wind

December 2018

A wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. purchased the advanced-stage project.


Wind Industry Recognizes Apex’s Safety Culture for Second Consecutive Year

February 2019

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.

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Apex Sells 303 MW Diamond Spring Wind to ALLETE Clean Energy

May 2019

The transaction for the Oklahoma wind project includes 15-year power purchase agreements that Apex negotiated with Starbucks, Walmart, and Smithfield.

DTE Energy to Purchase 385 MW Isabella Wind from Apex

July 2019

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.

Ares and Apex Announce Renewable PPA with Facebook

September 2019

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.

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McDonald’s purchases 220 MW from Aviator Wind

November 2019

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.

Facebook signs second PPA with Apex

November 2019

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.


Apex and AEP Energy Announce 240 MW PPA

January 2020

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.

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ALLETE Clean Energy buys Apex’s Caddo Wind Project

March 2020

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 named top C&I wind power provider for 2019

May 2020

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.

Apex signs PPA with Applied Materials

July 2020

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 sells 500 MW White Mesa Wind

August 2020

When complete, the 500 MW White Mesa project will be the third-largest single-phase, single-site wind farm in the United States.

Apex expands partnership with McDonald’s

December 2020

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.


Ares purchases Lincoln Land Wind from Apex

January 2021

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.

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