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Kansas Renewable Energy & Efficiency Conference ‘07. Smoky Hills Phase I Wind Project Update. TradeWind An Experienced Power Team. Founded 2001 Lenexa, Kansas Based Senior managers have 60+ years Utility and IPP experience Directly managed - 5,300 MWs valued at over $5 Billion

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kansas renewable energy efficiency conference 07

Kansas Renewable Energy & Efficiency Conference ‘07

Smoky Hills Phase I Wind Project Update

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TradeWind An Experienced Power Team

  • Founded 2001
  • Lenexa, Kansas Based
  • Senior managers have 60+ years Utility and IPP experience
  • Directly managed - 5,300 MWs valued at over $5 Billion
  • 2,300 MWs of wind development in central USA

Owned by local investors and Enel S.p.A.

twe enel leaders in renewable power development
TWE/Enel- Leaders in Renewable Power Development
  • TWE Form’s Strategic Alliance with Enel - 2006
  • Enel S.p.A. is Italy’s Largest Electric Utility
    • $65 billion market capitalization
    • $51+ billion revenue
    • Over 53,000+ MW’s of electric generation worldwide
    • 19,000 + MW’s of renewable electric generation

Enel will invest $ 6 billion in renewable energy worldwide

smoky hills development highlights
Smoky Hills Development Highlights
  • 1st Met tower – June 2003
  • Land leasing - 24+ months
  • Public meetings - multiple meetings ‘03 through ‘06
  • Environmental evaluation
  • Power contracting – 2006
  • Turbine selection – 3Q ‘06
  • BOP selection – 3Q ‘06
  • Start of construction 2Q ‘07
environmental due diligence
Environmental Due Diligence
  • TWE conducted the environmental work on this project with the assistance of the following groups and contractors:
    • TRC Mariah, Inc.
    • Burns & McDonnell, Inc.
    • Chatman & Associates, Inc.
    • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
    • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    • United States Corps of Engineers
    • Lincoln County, Kansas
    • Ellsworth County, Kansas
environmental archeological
Environmental & Archeological
  • Environmental Studies conducted for the project:
    • Threatened and Endangered Species review and Critical Habitat Delineation (2005)
    • Raptor nest inventories (2005 and 2007)
    • Prairie Chicken Lek and population counts (2005, 2006, and 2007)
    • Wetland inventory mapping
    • Migratory corridor review
    • Cultural resources review
    • Paleontological Resources review
smoky hills site
Smoky Hills Site
  • 250 MW site
  • Phased construction
  • 230 kV system
  • 22,000+ acres
  • 40 leases
  • I-70 good access for construction
smoky hills project construction
Smoky Hills Project Construction

Phase I-100.8 MW

Smoky Hills Phase I Schedule

I. Start – April 2007

II. Turbine erection – August 2007

III. Substation Complete – November 2007

IV. Commissioning & COD-December 2007

vestas v80 1 8 mw turbines
Vestas – V80 1.8 MW Turbines

56 Vestas V 80 1.8 MW Turbines

Tower – 78 m / 13.5 ft diam

Blade – 80 m diam.

Tower – 197 tons

Nacelle & rotor – 104 tons

Turbine erection by Vestas

m a mortenson balance of plant
M.A. Mortenson – Balance of Plant

MAM a leader in USA wind power construction

Access Roads – 22 miles

Underground cable – 22.5 miles

Overhead line - 7 miles

avoided emissions energy production
Avoided Emissions & Energy Production

Smoky Hills Phase I Eliminates

~ 203,000 tons CO2/ year

~ 665 tons S02/year

~ 455 tons NOx/ year

Energy supply equivalent to

~35,000 homes

smoky hills energy supply customers
Smoky Hills Energy Supply Customers

Over 235,000 customers will benefit from Smoky Hills renewable energy

Phase I Power Purchasers Include :

Sunflower Electric – Hays, KS

Board of Public Utilities – Kansas City, KS

Midwest Energy – Hays, KS

All Phase I energy will be consumed in Kansas

economic development benefits
Economic Development Benefits

Smoky Hills will bring significant economic benefit to central Kansas

Over 150 construction jobs – at peak

$14 million in local spending during construction

Over $ 16 million to county government & local land owners

Over $ 8 million in salary & benefits for operations staff

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