Washington, D.C., March 11, 2010 – The U.S. Renewable Energy Group, A-Power Energy Generation Systems, and American Nevada Group announced the development and construction of a new production and assembly plant in Nevada that will supply wind energy turbines to renewable energy projects throughout North and South America.
The facility will be about 320,000 square feet with annual production capacity of 1,100 MW of wind energy turbines annually, enough to power 330,000 homes.
The facility is expected to employ about 1,000 Nevada workers and create even more jobs during the construction process. ANC will identify potential sites for the facility and will develop the facility for the group.
United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was involved in the decision to locate the new facility there.
The affordable real estate in Nevada and the track record of Nevada’s skilled workforce made Nevada the ideal location for the assembly and production plant, according to developers.
In addition to production and assembly at the new plant, most of the key wind turbine components will be made by domestic U.S. manufacturers.
When A-Power selects a suitable site, it intends to arrange the financing of the costs of site acquisition and the construction and operation of the assembly facility from its own funds.
The United States Renewable Energy Group is a U.S.-based private equity firm that mobilizes and facilitates the participation of international financing and investment in large-scale renewable energy projects within the United States.
SPG is a renewable energy industry alliance based in Shenyang, China. SPG’s member companies range from power equipment makers to engineering service providers, including A-Power.
A-Power. through its China-based operating subsidiaries, is the largest provider of distributed power generation systems in China, focusing on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly projects of 25 MW to 400 MW. In 2008, A-Power entered the wind energy market and has built China’s largest wind turbine manufacturing facility, located in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, with a total annual production capacity of 1,125 MW.