Earlier this month the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its Annual Market Report for the 2011 calendar year.  I’m pleased to report that Terra-Gen Power was the top U.S. wind developer for the year (page 28), with more than 680 new Megawatts (MW) online. Terra-Gen’s Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, CA was also identified in the report as the nation’s largest wind farm with 981MW operating (page 32). We are very proud of the economic and job growth that Terra-Gen has been able to deliver with our growing portfolio of clean energy projects, and of our company’s important contribution in helping the state of California meet its renewable energy goals.

 

NEW YORK, NY -- Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“Terra-Gen”), an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, announced today that it has closed a $650 million financing for the 168 megawatt (“MW”) Alta Wind VII and 132 MW Alta Wind IX projects. The completion of the Alta Wind VII & IX projects will bring the total capacity of the Alta Wind Energy Center ("AWEC") located in Tehachapi, CA to 1,320 MW, of which 1,020 MW are currently in operation. The American Wind Energy Association’s recent market report for 2011 identified AWEC as the nation’s largest wind farm. Terra-Gen recently sold the Alta Wind VIII (150 MW) phase to Brookfield and has entered into an agreement to sell the Alta Wind VI phase (150 MW) to Everpower.

Mojave, Calif. (June 22, 2011) – Google and Citi will finance a second phase of the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) being developed by Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, in Tehachapi, California.  Comprised of several distinct phases, AWEC will ultimately have a generating capacity of 1,550 megawatts (MW) when completed — nearly double the capacity of the largest currently operating U.S. wind energy installation.


 

NEW YORK, NY -- Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“Terra-Gen”), an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, announced today that it has closed a $631 million financing for Alta Wind VI & VIII -- two 150 megawatt (“MW”) wind projects.  In combination with the Alta Wind I-V projects which reached commercial operations earlier this year, the completion of the Alta Wind VI & VIII projects will bring the total capacity of the Alta Wind Energy Center ("AWEC") located in Tehachapi, CA to 1,020 MWs by the end of this year, representing the nation’s first gigawatt-scale wind energy facility.  This new financing comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Google and Citi were each investing in financing for the 102 MW Alta Wind IV project, a different phase of the AWEC effort. 
 


 
MOJAVE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advancing the development of a major wind energy resource, Google and Citi will finance part of the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC) being developed by Terra-Gen Power, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners and Global Infrastructure Partners, in Tehachapi, California. Comprised of several distinct phases, AWEC will ultimately have a generating capacity of 1,550 megawatts (MW) when completed — nearly double the capacity of the largest currently operating U.S. wind energy installation and large enough to supply power to 1.2 million people in 450,000 homes. Citi has underwritten the equity financing for Alta Projects II-V, totaling 570 MW. Citi and Google will each have invested $55 million in the 102 MW Alta IV project.

NEW YORK, NY – Terra-Gen Power, LLC (Terra-Gen), announced today that its subsidiary Terra-Gen Finance Company, LLC (Terra-Gen Finance) will launch a $360 million senior secured corporate debt facility. The transaction is expected to launch on May 5th and close in late May.


Beowawe, Nev. (April 20, 2011) – Today, governmental and business leaders joined Terra-Gen Power and TAS Energy, celebrating an innovative new binary geothermal technology.



Mojave, Calif. (July 27, 2010) – Today, political and business leaders joined Terra-Gen Power for the groundbreaking of the world’s largest wind energy project, the Alta Wind Energy Center (AWEC). When completed, AWEC will have the capacity to generate 1,550 megawatts of clean renewable energy— nearly double the capacity of the largest existing wind energy project and enough to supply power to 1.1 million people, or the equivalent of 275,000 homes. The Alta projects will create more than 3,000 domestic manufacturing, construction and operation and maintenance jobs, and contribute more than $1.2 billion to the local economy in Kern County.



NEW YORK, NY – Terra-Gen Power, LLC ("Terra-Gen") announced today that it has closed a $1.2 billion financing for four wind power projects with a total of 570 megawatts (MW) of capacity at its Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, California. The four projects, known as Alta Projects II-V, will use 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines manufactured by Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. (“Vestas”).




NEW YORK, NY -- Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“Terra-Gen”) has closed a $394 million financing for its 150 megawatt (“MW”) Alta Wind I project located in Tehachapi, California. The financing includes a seven-year construction and term loan, a bridge loan to the ITC cash grant from the US Department of Energy, and ancillary credit facilities. The proceeds of this financing will be used to complete construction of the 150MW project, which utilizes GE 1.5 SLE wind turbine generators, and to repay the pre-construction financing which closed in July of 2009.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent $5.64 billion infrastructure investment fund, announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire up to a 40% convertible preferred interest in Terra-Gen Power Holdings, LLC (Terra-Gen) from ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC (ArcLight). Financial details of the investment were not disclosed.



Terra-Gen Power, LLC, (Terra-Gen), a wholly-owned affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners (ArcLight), announced today that its corporate subsidiary Coso Operating Company, LLC (Coso) has executed a settlement agreement with Little Lake Ranch, Inc. (LLR), which resolves pending litigation challenging the approval of Terra-Gen’s Hay Ranch Water Project.


 

Terra-Gen Power, LLC, ("Terra-Gen"), a wholly-owned affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners ("ArcLight"), announced today that its Coso Geothermal Facility ("Coso") has obtained critical permits from the US Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") to construct a 9 mile pipeline to recharge the existing geothermal reservoir that will allow Coso to significantly increase generation of renewable baseload power.


Terra-Gen Power, LLC has closed a $115 million initial funding of a $140 million pre-construction financing used to fund the purchase of 100 General Electric 1.5 megawatt SLE wind turbines. The wind turbines will be deployed in the development of the 150 megawatt Alta Wind I wind project in the Tehachapi, CA area. The commitments were funded by a lender group composed of Calyon, Prudential Capital Group, and CIT. Calyon acted as Lead Arranger and Administrative Agent for the lenders, with Prudential Capital Group serving as Documentation Advisor.


NEW YORK, NY – Terra-Gen Power, LLC, (“Terra-Gen”), a wholly-owned affiliate of Arclight Capital Partners (“Arclight”), announced today that, through an affiliated project company, it has acquired a portfolio of six wind projects from Airstream Energy, LLC (“Airstream”). The projects, which are located in Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico are in various stages of development and, when fully constructed, are expected to generate and sell approximately 2500MW of wind energy.



ASX-listed Allco Finance Group ("Allco") and a consortium comprising the US-based ArcLight Capital Partners and Terra-Gen Power, have today agreed to the sale and purchase of Allco's and its co-investors' US wind energy interests for a total sale price of US$325 million. The interests being sold comprise a circa 3100MW wind development project in Tehachapi, California, one of the largest wind development projects in the world.

 
Terra-Gen Power, LLC ("Terra-Gen"), a leading renewable energy company, announced today it has hired James Pagano to act as its Chief Executive Officer. Terra-Gen, owned by affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, owns interests in twenty geothermal, wind and solar generating plants located through-out the United States with a combined installed capacity of 824 megawatts, acquired from Caithness Energy on December 7, 2007.

 
Boston, MA (August 2, 2007) -- Caithness Energy, LLC ("Caithness") and ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC ("ArcLight"), announced that they have reached an agreement whereby an affiliate of ArcLight will acquire interests in eighteen geothermal, wind and solar renewable power generation projects (the "Projects") with an installed capacity of 824 megawatts from Caithness through a series of transactions.


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