November 2011 - Fifteen global companies announced their commitment to become certified under the new WindMade consumer label at a global launch event in New York, hosted by WindMade and the UN Global Compact. Companies committing to use the WindMade label include Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Method, Beckton, Dickinson & Co., Better Place, Widex, Droga5, G24 Innovations, Engraw, RenewAire, TTTech, Vestas Wind Systems, PwC DK, and LEGO Group.
The WindMade label allows participating companies to communicate the share of wind power and other renewable energy sources as part of their overall power consumption. Companies using the label must source a minimum of 25 percent of their electricity use from wind power. The wind energy share can be procured through a company-owned wind generation facility, long-term wind power purchase agreement, or the purchase of renewable energy certificates approved by WindMade.
News Release -
Leading Global Brands Sign Up for new WindMade Label
Additional Information -
WindMade Launches Standard for New Label
Angelika Pullen, WindMade, 917-279-5460;
Fred Hashway, WindMade, 401-440-1700;
Morten Kamp, Vestas
August 1999 - With competition coming to New York's electric industry, two companies have announced plans to develop wind projects to serve the green power market. PG&E Generating will begin construction of a wind facility in Madison County, New York, this fall. The Madison Windpower Project, which will be approximately 8 MW in size, could be generating power as early as March 2000. The company plans to sell the wind power in the competitive market.
A second wind project is being planned by Vestas American Wind Technology, for construction in western New York, under a contract administered by Niagara Mohawk — the utility is required to build a wind facility under its restructuring settlement agreement. Vestas is building the project on behalf of Western N.Y. Wind Partners, LLC which plans to sell the power from the 5-MW to 9-MW project to green power marketers serving the New York market. The project is expected to be completed by June 2000.
Both projects will receive some funding from the statewide system benefits charge that was established in June 1998. In addition, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is currently negotiating with Enron Wind Corp. for a third in-state wind project.
News Release - USGen Announces Development of Wind Generation Project - No longer online at Pacific Gas And Electric
PG&E Generating Contact: Dan Whyte (518) 432-8725
Vestas Contact: Phillipp Andres (519) 396-6922
NYSERDA Contact: Jennifer Harvey (518) 862-1090, x3264