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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


Kansas renewable energy efficiency conference 07

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 centrally located

Smoky Hills – Centrally Located


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


Foundation excavation 15 feet deep

Foundation Excavation ~ 15 feet deep


Rebar tower bolt 60 tons

Rebar & Tower Bolt – 60+ Tons


Foundation pour 490 cubic yards

Foundation Pour – 490 cubic yards


Foundation w o pedestal pour

Foundation w/o Pedestal Pour


Kannapolis rail yard

Kannapolis Rail Yard


Site lay down staging yard

Site Lay Down & Staging Yard


Tower delivery area 2

Tower Delivery – Area 2


Setting tower base section

Setting Tower Base Section


Setting second tower section

Setting Second Tower Section


Setting 1st nacelle september 21 st

Setting 1st Nacelle – September 21st


Blade delivery 131 feet

Blade Delivery ~ 131 feet


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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