Wind

Summit’s wind team has developed or had a significant development role in more than 900 MW of wind projects that are successfully operating. In addition, Summit is currently developing over 150 MW of wind projects and plans to expand its development pipeline during 2016. Summit’s roles have ranged from greenfield development, including all permitting, transmission and wind study work, to procurement of equipment, to marketing output, to financing, including complex tax driven financing structures with PUDs and Co-ops. For example, the White Creek wind project used a financing structure that has been recognized by the financing community as innovative, particularly because it effectively financed a project using only tax equity and a tax exempt pre–payment for power which dramatically lowered the cost to the Summit clients. Summit is active in all wind markets in the United States and, despite the current difficult wind market, is seeking project opportunities where it can partner with current developers to provide the necessary missing components to allow projects to be financed and built.

  • Cedar Creek Wind, Idaho

    152 MW project located in Idaho. Project is a joint venture between Summit and Western Energy, LLC. Commercial operation expected in 2016.
  • Fire Island Wind I, Alaska

    18 MW project located on an island in Alaska using GE 1.6XLE turbines. Project is owned by and is being developed for CIRI. Commercial operation achieved in September 2012.
  • Harvest Wind Project, Washington

    100 MW project located in Washington State using Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. Project was built for four publicly-owned or customer-owned utilities. Commercial operation achieved in December 2009.
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    Tuolumne Wind Project, Washington,

    136 MW project located in south-central Washington. The project was sold by Cannon Power Group, to the TWPA (Tuolumne Wind Project Authority) a joint powers agency formed by the Turlock Irrigation District, Turlock CA. Summit Power Group led the negotiation of the sale and also was responsible for securing Wind Turbine Generators for this project. Commercial operation in 2010.
  • White Creek Wind, Washington

    205 MW project located in Washington State using Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. Project was built for four publicly-owned or customer-owned utilities and utilized a nationally recognized innovative financing structure. Commercial operation achieved in November 2007.
  • Klondike Wind, Washington

    24 MW project located in Washington State with Phase II & III development rights up to 400 MW. Phase I commercial operation achieved in December 2001.