Made in the USA Blades, towers and nacelles Vestas established four North American manufacturing facilities in Colorado as well as other operations to support the business, including a regional spare parts and tools warehouse in Denver. By building and centrally locating its North American factories, Vestas customers, business partners and suppliers benefit from lower logistical costs, improved response time and customized solutions. Today, over 70% of a Vestas wind turbine is made domestically. In addition the factories have exported components to Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Europe. COLORADO 3
Made in the USA Blade Factory (Windsor) Nacelle Assembly (Brighton) Blade Factory (Brighton) Tower Factory (Pueblo) Vestas Blades America Vestas operates two blade factories in Colorado. In 2008, Vestas opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Windsor. Vestas also has a blade factory in Brighton that is adjacent to the nacelle assembly factory. The factories are adjacent to about 6,200 feet of shared railroad tracks and nearby major highways to provide transportation for finished product. The Windsor factory is equipped to make blades for the V100 (49m) and V110 (54m) platforms while the Brighton blade facility produces blades for the V112 (55m) and V117 (57.5m). 4
Made in the USA Blade Factory (Windsor) Nacelle Assembly (Brighton) Blade Factory (Brighton) Tower Factory (Pueblo) Vestas Blades America Vestas Nacelles America Vestas broke ground to construct its nacelle and hub assembly factory in Brighton in March 2009. The factory celebrated its grand opening on July 7, 2010. The factory is located adjacent to railroad lines and major highways to provide for easy shipment. 5
Made in the USA Blade Factory (Windsor) Nacelle Assembly (Brighton) Blade Factory (Brighton) Tower Factory (Pueblo) Vestas Blades America Vestas Towers America Vestas only tower factory globally is in Pueblo. It opened in 2010 and was designed with the flexibility to make towers for a variety of turbine models. The tower factory has hired more than 200 people in 2013 to meet customer demand and is expected to be at full capacity utilization in 2014. he company has Vestas is implementing its plan to create a more flexible and scalable business to adapt the company to the uncertain market situation in the wind industry. Part of this plan is to more effectively use the existing production capacity. This new agreement is a step in securing this. The agreement means Vestas will ramp up at its tower factory in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Vestas soon will begin manufacturing the first part of the third-party tower supply agreement that could use up to 25 per cent of the production capacity. The agreement will create more than 100 jobs by the end of the first quarter of 2013. 6
Late 1990s 2002-2004 RPS legislation 2001 CO PUC Decision on Colorado Green 2004 RPS Ballot Initiative 2010 RPS increased to 30% Wind Energy in Colorado 7 2002: SB180 (Spradley & Kester) 2003: SB151 (Phillips), HB1295 (Spradley & Kester) 2004: HB1273 (Spradley & Madden, Kester) 2007 RPS increased to 20% 2011 CO PUC approves wind contract to save $100M over 25 yrs 2008 & 2009 Vestas in Windsor & Brighton 61MW 223MW 1,067MW1,299MW 2012 2,301MW
DOE Revolution Now The Future Arrives for Four Clean Energy Technologies. September, 2013.
AWEA Market Update: Installed Capacity 60,007 MW The Western 11 states: 18,300 MW of wind 4 of top 10 wind states in U.S.
AWEA Market Update: 2013 PPAs Year to date, we have over 3,600 MW of wind PPAs for new projects and 1,300 MW of utility announcements.
State Wind-Eligible Wind Demand Through 2025 Ohios RPS is expected to drive the most wind installations, followed by Illinois, California, New Jersey, and Colorado. These five states contain 54% of all expected-wind-to-comply RPS demand.
Beyond Renewable Portfolio Standards August 2013 David Hurlbut, Joyce McClaren & Rachel Gelman 8 western RPS states driving most of demand for renewables Result is that renewables close to load (in-state) being tapped first Report examines untapped RE resources in 2025 available for deployment Renewables -- without tax incentives – competitive with natural gas by 2025 Net short of 49 terra-watt hours of new RE needed by 2025 needed to meet RPS demand Assuming 30% capacity factor = 19,000 new MW of RE by 2025 for RPS
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