Committed to Clean Energy

Developing, Financing, and Bringing Clean Energy to Market

$3.5 Billion

Clean Energy
Opportunity Created

1,977 MW

Clean Energy
Operating

2,403 MW

Clean Energy
Financed

1,759 MW

Clean Energy
Under Management

History

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

Founded

2009

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.

2010

2011

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.

2012

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%.

2013

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.

2014

IKEA aqcuires 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

December 2011

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.

2015

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 to acquire 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.

2016

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.

Avery Dennison partners with Apex on 20 MW wind PPA

December 2016

Global labeling and packaging materials manufacturer Avery Dennison Corporation signs a PPA with Apex’s Perryton Wind to offset 50 percent of the company’s U.S.-based greenhouse gas emissions derived from electricity consumption.

Grant Plains Wind, Oklahoma Apex

Grant Plains Wind begins operating

December 2016

2017

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.

Old Settler Wind

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.

Phantom Solar

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.