Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Novus IV wind energy project from Novus Windpower, LLC, headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma. The project, located in Hansford County and Sherman County, Texas, in the north Texas Panhandle, has the potential to bring 360 MW of wind energy into the Southwest Power Pool market. It is expected to begin construction in 2017.
“Novus IV is an excellent project in a strategic location,” said Mark Goodwin, President of Apex. “The Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle region has some of the best wind in the country, and we are pleased to be partnering with Novus Windpower to bring this project through construction and into operations.”
Apex owns three projects in Oklahoma, including the 147-MW Grant Plains Wind facility located in Grant County. The company also recently partnered with Houston-based power company, MP2 Energy, to supply renewable energy and traditional electricity to Fort Hood, a 340-square-mile base outside of Killeen, Texas. The region currently serves 218,000 military and family.
“We are pleased to have concluded this transaction with Apex, which has an excellent track record for developing and completing projects in the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles,” said Soren Nielsen, co-founder of Novus Windpower. “We have always enjoyed strong local support in our development area, and we are excited to be working with Apex to bring this large wind energy project online as well.”
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