National Wind has experienced an exciting year! National Wind witnessed the largest annual growth ever in 2008, as did the US wind industry as a whole. We added 7 large-scale community-wind projects to our development portfolio in 2008:

National Wind has 12 families of projects in development or operation. These companies are collectively developing 50-60 wind projects which represent 4,000 MW. The developments are located across the Upper Midwest and Plains States.

National Wind’s growth in the past year extends beyond its additional project development work, with more employees and new office locations added in 2008.

National Wind’s employee count has grown to 48. This includes the addition of 5 new wind developers and 14 local field specialists to effectively handle new project growth.

Four project companies National Wind manages opened new offices in the following project development areas: Julesburg, CO; Kasson, MN; Atwater, MN; and Ortonville, MN – providing support and services to the community and participating project members.

The National Wind Assessments team also moved into new and expanded offices in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in early 2008.