May 17, 2020

Clipper Windpower announces new CEO, Director

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Doug Pertzhas resigned as thewind powercompanys President and CEO. He will be replaced byMauricio F. Quintana.Quintanamost recently served as Director...

Doug Pertz has resigned as the wind power company’s President and CEO. He will be replaced by Mauricio F. QuintanaQuintana most recently served as Director of Corporate Strategy and Development at United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”), a position he was in for the last two years. The Board of Directors has also appointed the company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Michael E. Keane, to join the Board of Directors.

Pertz has been in the CEO position since September 2008, after serving five months as Chief Operating Officer. Pertz guided Clipper through a transitional period in the company’s growth and the economic and industry downturn during late 2008 and 2009.

Jim Dehlsen, Chairman, said: “We offer a hearty expression of appreciation to Doug for his tireless efforts over the past 18 months. From the time Doug assumed the CEO role, he has faced challenging economic and industry conditions. We recognize his contribution to Clipper’s success and wish him the best in all his future activities.”

After consideration of alternatives, the Board of Clipper has unanimously selected and appointed Quintana to replace Pertz. Quintana has also been appointed to the Board of Directors. Quintana holds a Licentiate in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Costa Rica, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jim Dehlsen said of the appointment: “We welcome Mauricio and his passion for the Clipper opportunity and its technology drive. He has been integrally involved in UTC’s assessment of Clipper’s technologies, markets and its operations, which resulted in their $275 million investment (by way of subscription and tender offer) in January 2010. Mauricio brings a keen insight to the tasks of extending Clipper’s technology advantage in building the business for both the onshore and offshore markets.”

Edited by Jennifer Denby

Source: http://www.clipperwind.com/pr_03092010_org.php

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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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