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12.03.12 - GE, Metlife & Union Bank invest Nearly $274 Million In Wind Capital Group's Kansas Wind Farm

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 3, 2012 – A group comprising GE (NYSE: GE) unit GE Energy Financial Services, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), and Union Bank, N.A., has invested nearly $247 million in Wind Capital Group’s recently commissioned 201-megawatt Post Rock wind farm....MORE
 
04.24.12 - Wind Capital Group Expands Presence in the Southeastern United States

April 24, 2012 – Wind development company Wind Capital Group is announcing the opening of a regional development office in St. Augustine, Florida.  The office will be the headquarters for Wind Capital Group’s Southeastern United States development team, and is expected to expand over time as its wind project pipeline begins to progress to construction and operations...MORE

 

01.19.12 - Wind Capital Group Closes Financing on Post Rock Wind Energy Project in Kansas

SAINT LOUIS, January 19, 2012  – Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today that it has closed on financing for the 201 MW Post Rock Wind Energy Project in central Kansas. A group of international leaders in project finance lending is providing over $350 million in debt facilities to support the construction and operation of the project....MORE
 

08.01.11 - 228 Advanced GE Wind Turbines Headed to Wind Capital Group Projects in Oklahoma and Kansas

GE (NYSE:GE) and Wind Capital Group have inked deals for 228 wind turbines and the accompanying operations and maintenance services for projects in Oklahoma and Kansas.  This pair of projects will provide more than 350 megawatts of reliable, clean renewable energy for the Midwestern United States and create jobs and economic stimulus for local landowners and surrounding communities....MORE

 
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07.22.11 - WCG Signs Power Purchase Agreement to Provide 150 MW of Electricity from Oklahoma Project

Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today the signing of a power purchase agreement to provide 150 megawatts (MW) of electricity from its Osage County Wind Energy Facility in Oklahoma to Springfield, Missouri-based Associated Electric Cooperative Inc....MORE

 
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05.23.11 - Tom Carnahan Named Chairman-Elect of the Board of the American Wind Energy Association

Tom Carnahan, founder and Chairman of the Board of wind energy developer Wind Capital Group, has been elected Chairman-Elect of the Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the national trade association of America’s wind...MORE

 
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05.19.11 - Wind Capital Group Selects RMT to Construct Post Rock Wind Energy Facility

Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today that it has selected RMT, Inc. (RMT) to design and construct its 201 MW Post Rock Wind Energy Facility in Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties in central Kansas....MORE

 
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12.14.10 - WCG Signs PPA to Provide 201 MW of Electricity to Kansas’ Westar Energy

Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today the signing of a power purchase agreement with Kansas-based electric utility Westar Energy. Westar agreed to purchase 201 MW of electricity from Wind Capital Group’s Post Rock Wind Energy Facility, located in Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties in Kansas....MORE

 
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10.27.10 - Funding For Wind Projects Generates Controversy

If wind energy has become the kingmaker in northwest Missouri, meet the king: farmer David Waltemath.Waltemath, a lifelong resident of King City, Mo., a city of 1,000 near the Iowa border, and his family own the largest share of the first wind farm in Missouri. St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group leases Waltemath's land for $18,000 per year to operate six wind towers on his property...MORE

 
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09.30.10 - Facts About Wind Capital Group the Lost Creek Wind Farm

What Wind Capital Group Does: Formed in 2005, Wind Capital Group is an American company committed to harnessing a clean, renewable source of energy - creating jobs, generating economic opportunity and building a strong foundation for domestic energy independence. Wind Capital Group’s model is built on forming responsible partnerships with the communities in which we operate and providing long-term value for our investors....MORE

 
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09.20.10 - Community Celebrates Completion of Lost Creek Project & WCG Announces Scholarship Program

Hundreds of local community members attended a celebration in their honor this evening to recognize their ongoing support for the Lost Creek Wind Project, located in DeKalb County, Missouri, just outside of King City. The celebration, hosted by Lost Creek developer Wind Capital Group, featured local food, games, and music from local rock and roll band Exit 47...MORE

 
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02.25.10 - Missouri’s Native Son Building State’s Largest Wind Project

St. Louis-based Wind Capital Group is no stranger to developing wind projects. The company, which was founded by Missouri resident Tom Carnahan, has developed and sold 600 MW of installed capacity and built another 163 MW in partnership with John Deere Renewable Energy....MORE

 
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10.26.09 - Wind Capital Group Closes $240 Million in Financing on Lost Creek Wind Project

Leading wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today that it has closed on financing for the Lost Creek Wind Project in DeKalb County, Missouri. A group of international leaders in project finance lending is providing $240 million in debt facilities to support the construction and operation of the project....MORE

 
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05.20.09 - WCG President & CEO Tom Carnahan Named to Board of the American Wind Energy Association

Tom Carnahan, President and CEO of Wind Capital Group, has been named to the Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the national trade association of America’s wind industry.  Carnahan, who founded Wind Capital Group in 2005, has quickly established the company as one of America’s leading wind energy developers...MORE

 
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04.17.09 - Vice President Biden to Join Wind Capital Group to Announce Wind Farm to Be Developed

Vice President Biden to Join Wind Capital Group, Associated Electric Cooperative, ABB, GE Energy, UAW, and RMT to Announce Wind Farm to Be Developed. Wind Capital Group’s Lost Creek Wind Farm to be Missouri’s largest wind energy development; will bring jobs, economic investment, and clean energy to Missouri....MORE
 
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04.01.09 - WCG Announces Sale of Bent Tree Wind Farm to Wisconsin Power & Light Co.

Leading wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today that it has sold its Bent Tree Wind Farm project in Freeborn County, Minnesota, with a capacity of up to 400 megawatts, to Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation...MORE

 
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11.15.08 - The Wind Beneath the Power

NO MATTER WHICH side of the aisle you prefer, it’s difficult to escape the trumpeting of the coming “Green Economy” that will both fuel prosperity and save the earth. In tiny Rock Port, Missouri -- a one-stoplight town of corn and soybean farmers -- that sustainable future is now. ...MORE

 
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11.10.08 - Carnahan: Gone with the Wind

Tom Carnahan, son of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan and former Sen. Jean Carnahan, could be called a green visionary and entrepreneur. The company he founded converts the prevailing winds of northwest Missouri into dollars with minimal impact on the environment...MORE

 
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10.24.08 - Whirlwind of investment

Sensing opportunity in the air, a handful of St. Louis companies and non-profits are capitalizing on wind power. Carbon-fiber maker Zoltek and process-controls giant Emerson are selling materials and systems to build and manage wind farms. Developer Wind Capital Group is cultivating the state’s own crop of turbines. The non-profit Missouri Partnership is leading efforts to attract investments in turbine manufacturing and services....MORE

 
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07.24.08 - Wind Farm Puts Tiny MO Town On Alt-Energy Map

Vehicles in this northwest Missouri farm community are likely to be pickup trucks, and "green" is the color of a John Deere tractor. But when it comes to alternative energy, little Rock Port - population about 1,400 - is a pioneer: it's the site of a wind farm that's projected to generate more electricity than the town uses in a year...MORE

 
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05.06.08 - Riding the Wind - EnerG Magazine

When lawyer Tom Carnahan noticed there were no utility-scale wind projects in his home state of Missouri he was curious to find out why. He found the answer was simple—no one had ever tried it....MORE

 
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04.24.08 - NTR plc Re-Enters Wind Energy Business In US: $150 Million Investment in WCG

NTR plc (NTR), a leading international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management, today (date) announces the investment of $150m in Wind Capital Group (“WCG”), a leading wind energy developer in the Midwest Region of the United States....MORE

 
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04.22.08 - Wisconsin Power & Light CO Moves to Purchase Wind Farm Development Site

Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) has executed a letter of intent to purchase a 400 megawatt wind farm site, located in southern Minnesota, from Wind Capital Group, LLC, a St. Louis, Missouri based developer of wind energy assets...MORE

 
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10.12.07 - This Carnahan Charts A New Course

It shouldn't be surprising to see Tom Carnahan canvassing northwest Missouri in a pickup, shaking hands and talking up farmers about energy policy and revitalizing the rural economy....MORE

 
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12.01.06 - A New Wind Blowing

It was inevitable that Tom Carnahan would be compared to Don Quixote, the delusional knight of the 1965 Broadway musical “Man of La Mancha.” Like the play’s protagonist, Carnahan was initially dismissed as tilting at windmills when he set about bringing commercial wind energy to Missouri...MORE