This agreement builds on Clipper’s recent successes of more than 495 MW of firm, and over 2,000 MW of contingent sales in the pipeline.
CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) October 12, 2006
Clipper Windpower Plc today announced that it has entered into an agreement with FPL Energy, a subsidiary of FPL Group (NYSE: FPL), for the purchase of Clipper’s 100 MW Endeavor Wind Project, including the supply of 100 MW (40 units) of Clipper-manufactured 2.5 MW Liberty wind turbines for the project, and options on an additional 950 MW of additional Clipper units for delivery in years 2007 through 2010.
The Endeavor project, which began construction in September 2006, is expected to be fully completed by spring 2007. Options on the future purchase of Liberty wind turbines include up to 200 MW for delivery in 2007, and up to 250 MW for delivery in each of the following three years, through year 2010. In addition, FPL Energy has an option to purchase Clipper’s 50 MW Criterion project in Maryland.
“We are very pleased to be teaming with FPL Energy, one of the nation’s largest providers of wholesale power services and the leader in wind energy generation” said James G.P. Dehlsen, President and CEO of Clipper. “This agreement builds on Clipper’s recent successes of more than 495 MW of firm, and over 2,000 MW of contingent sales in the pipeline.”
Located in Iowa’s Osceola and Dickenson Counties, the Endeavor Project resides on about 4,500 acres of gently rolling farmland held through long-term lease agreements with about 40 local landowners. Once built, according to the American Wind Energy Association and based on the average U.S. energy mix, the Endeavor Project is expected to supply enough clean, renewable electricity to serve the annual needs of about 33,000 average American homes. If oil were burned to produce the same amount of fuel each year, about 555,000 barrels would be needed. Based on the national average fuel mix, over the course of the project’s life, Endeavor is expected to provide the benefit of planting about 73,000 acres of forest and offsetting about 430 million pounds of carbon dioxide, believed to be one of the largest contributors to global climate change.
The Liberty wind turbine was developed by Clipper to mitigate loads to components found in many of today’s multi-megawatt wind turbine designs. The turbine design employs a number of patented technologies, including Clipper’s patented Quantum Distributed Generation Drivetrain (DGEN-Q), four unique permanent magnet generators, and proprietary variable-speed technology. The largest wind turbines manufactured in the United States, Clipper’s 2.5 MW Liberty machines are built in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Clipper’s 200,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility.
About Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower, http://www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development company. With offices in California, Colorado, Maryland, Mexico and the U.K., and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 200,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. In September 2005, Clipper completed a successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper’s ticker symbol is CWP.
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For more information contact:
Director, Global Communications
Clipper Windpower Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013