CARES project progress

An open procurement may well be issued for a wind turbine for a 25 MW project being developed by utility consortium CARES in the Pacific Northwest. It is not able to use its first choice, FloWind's AWT-26, because of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of FloWind Corporation, says Ben Wolff of CARES. He confirms earlier reports that the consortium has been seeking a new developer for the Washington state project (Windpower Monthly, October 1997). "We are tryingÉ to use the same machine, but AWT is so wrapped up in the bankruptcy it may not be feasible," he says. "We would then probably go out for open procurement." He adds it is not clear when that decision would be made. AWT, mostly owned by FloWind Corp, has not declared bankruptcy.