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EU Energy supply deal for DeWind 2 MW turbines in Ontario
1 July 2006
EU Energy Inc, which has entered the wind business as supplier of an abandoned German wind turbine range, says it has a framework agreement with Ontario's Canadian Green Power (CGP) for the supply of 60 DeWind 2 MW wind turbines over four years, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2008. CGP president Peter McArthur says his company will use the turbines in projects built under Ontario's standard offer program, which offers a fixed price of C$0.11/kWh over 20 years for the output of wind farms of 10 MW or less connected at the level of the distribution network. UK-based EU Energy, recently acquired by California cable company Composite Technology Corporation in a shares swap, calls CGP one of its "launch customers" in Canada. EU Energy bought DeWind a year ago from British engineering giant FKI, which pulled out of wind after buying the troubled German turbine supplier. EU Energy says it has deals for 2526 MW for delivery in 2007-2012. These include agreements to supply other community-based wind development projects. Three months ago it announced a 340 MW deal with Midwest Wind Energy Finance in Minneapolis to supply DeWind D8.2 turbines over six years, starting in 2007. In March, it agreed with Anemos Energy Corporation, based in Ontario, to supply more than 250 MW of the D8.2 machine in the same time frame. Anemos has eight projects in the planning stages in several Canadian provinces, ranging in size from single turbine installations to large wind farms of more than 100 MW. President Rob Parsons says Anemos appreciates EU's willingness to supply turbines to any sized project, "a marked contrast to some of the other suppliers that have minimum order or project capacity requirements." EU Energy has no functioning turbine assembly facility and has yet to start making the Dewind 2 MW, although it owns the old DeWind works in Lübeck, Germany, and says it will start manufacturing in the US.
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