On June 1, 2009, AEPSC issued a formal request for the provision of 1100 MW of new renewable energy to its seven utility subsidiaries, including Southwestern Electric which serves east Texas (the location of NACEL Energy’s Leila Lake project), Arkansas and Louisiana. AEPSC requested bids be received by January 15, 2010, for projects in-service before December 31, 2011. All power supplied by successful bidders is expected to be contracted with AEPSC under long term 20 year power purchase agreements.
AEPSC will announce its short list decision March 1, 2010.
NACEL Energy Chief Executive Officer Paul Turner, Ph.D. stated:
"Since we announced Leila Lake (see Company’s 8-K filed July 1, 2009) we have made significant progress. We first installed a 200ft. NRG Systems meteorological tower to quantify the Class 4 wind resource prevalent in the Texas Panhandle. We then submitted our plan of electrical interconnection (see Company’s 8-K filed December 9, 2009) and completed additional important engineering work related to wind turbine placement and power collection. In preparing the AEPSC bid, we obtained the input of a tier-one manufacturer, whose turbines, based upon our review, are ideally suited to the wind characteristics at Leila Lake. We also engaged Delenova Energy LLC to study the potential impacts of 20 MW of new wind power on the electrical grid generated from Leila Lake. The results were favorable, demonstrating no adverse impacts.
NACEL Energy Corporation (OTCBB: NCEN) is one of the first publicly traded companies in America exclusively developing clean, renewable, utility scale wind power. NACEL Energy has commenced work on its latest Snowflake project in Arizona in addition to Leila Lake, Hedley Pointe, Swisher, Channing Flats and Blue Creek, all located in the Texas Panhandle. NACEL Energy currently anticipates generating an aggregate 130 MW, or more, of new wind power upon their completion. In addition, the Company is currently assessing the feasibility of additional project opportunities in Kansas and Illinois. NACEL Energy was founded in 2006 and successfully completed its IPO in December of 2007.