Thundering Plains signs operations and maintenance agreement with NAES

Issaquah, Wash., May 26, 2010 – Bradley M. Palmer II, the president and CEO of Thundering Plains Wind Farm LLC, has announced the execution of a binding commitment for a multiyear operations and maintenance services agreement with NAES Corp. for the 150-MW wind power generating station currently being developed in West Texas.

“We are pleased to have a company of NAES’ caliber operate Thundering Plains. We intend on keeping this facility reliable and within determined commercial availability parameters for 30 years, and NAES conforms to this plan,” said Mr. Palmer. Charlie Bunn, vice president of operations for Thundering Plains, said, “I have installed over 4,600 turbines in my 30-year career and am pleased to be working with a quality company such as NAES.”

This latest facility adds to the existing portfolio of wind power generating stations operated by NAES. NAES has served the power generation industry since 1980, including 23 years of O&M in conventional and renewable energy technologies. Through a disciplined approach that emphasizes safety, compliance and performance, NAES offers services specifically designed to wind facilities.

Thundering Plains Wind Farm LLC is a development company that has 4,000 MW of combined management experience in wind power generation. President and CEO Bradley Palmer II has brought together a unique development team, consisting of Executive Vice President Martin Kershman, Vice President of Operations Charlie Bunn and Vice President of Finance Moe Jepsen. Together, the team has 100 years of combined energy-related experience.

NAES is a vertically integrated company with more than 2,000 employees.

 

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