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Wind Tex Energy, LP (“WTE”) is a privately held independent wind power development company located in Dallas, Texas, founded in 2002 by Steven K. DeWolf.

WTE specializes in wind power generating projects. WTE has extensive experience in all aspects and phases of project development including siting, permitting, power sales agreements, wind measurement, contract negotiations, tax abatements, value limitation agreements, arranging electric grid interconnections and transmission studies as well as environmental, cultural assessment and FAA work, dealing with financing, hedge agreements, turbine supply agreements and BOP contracts.

WTE has developed five Texas Projects which are currently in operation. Together they comprise between 5% and 10% of the total Texas wind energy today. These projects include: Camp Springs I & II (250.5 MW), Stanton (120 MW), Turkey Track (169.5 MW), Snyder (63 MW), and CIRRUS (61.2 MW) for a total of 664.2 MW.

Currently, WTE is working with Mesa Power on the Stephens Ranch Wind Farm Project located in Lynn County and Borden County, Texas. This 377 MW project covers over 40,000 acres. Construction is slated to begin the summer of 2013. Additionally, in 2011, WTE sold its Petronilla Project (180 MW) to E.ON. Construction of that project is scheduled to begin in 2013.

WTE has previously explored or is currently exploring wind farm opportunities in Uruguay, St. Croix, and the Caribbean.

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Steven K. DeWolf

In addition to being the principal of Wind Tex Energy, Steve is a co-founder and partner of Bellinger & DeWolf, L.L.P. and has been practicing law for over 30 years. He has been honored on the Texas Super Lawyers listing for the last seven years.

Steve has taught various Texas CLE courses over the past 20 years, including courses for The University of Texas and State Bar on Wind Energy.

He has also written, along with three colleagues, the first wind law textbook in the country. It is called Texas Wind Law and is published by LEXIS/NEXIS. Additionally, he has been an adjunct professor at The University of Texas Law School for the last two years co-teaching a Wind Law seminar.

He graduated from The University of Texas in 1975 and The University of Texas Law School in 1978. He also got an LL.M. in International Law from Queens’ College, Cambridge in 1983.

For more information about Steve:
http://www.bd-law.com/dewolf.html
http://www.stevedewolf.com

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Robert (Bob) E. Erwin

Bob Erwin brings more than 45 years of energy supply and delivery experience from his time employed with TXU, the largest electric utility company in Texas. After retiring from TXU, Bob worked as a consultant to the Massachusetts-based Energy Initiatives Group (EIG).

While at TXU, Bob held management positions in transmission and distribution systems, information systems, regulatory services and wholesale energy supply, providing a strong knowledge base of the deregulated electricity market in Texas.

Over the years, Bob served as manager of the following TXU departments: Distribution Engineering; Distribution Information Systems; Regulatory Services; Power Supply; and Portfolio Management within Origination and Business Development at TXU Energy Trading.

Bob was responsible for TXU’s first Request for Proposals for renewable energy from non-combustion resources. This resulted in securing 40 MW of wind-powered capacity for TXU. Additionally, Bob negotiated and contracted for over 2,000 MW of capacity and energy under various purchase power agreements with large modern combined-cycle power plants in ERCOT for TXU.

Bob also played a major role in contracting for over 600 MW of wind-powered resources in West Texas and for the supply of associated renewable energy credits for TXU. During his career with EIG, Bob consulted with many generation development companies for both wind and fossil. Bob has participated in development and engineering activities during his Wind Tex career, resulting in over 664 MW of wind projects being commercialized. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin.

Bob was a registered Professional Engineer during his TXU and Consulting days and has served on the EPRI Distribution Task Force Committee.

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Jody Holm

Jody joined Wind Tex in 2012. She is currently a law student at Southern Methodist University, and graduated from Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota, summa cum laude, with a degree in Finance. As a senior project analyst, she identifies land and researches ownership, prepares landowner leases and memorandum of leases, prepares easements, composes wind presentations, and coordinates project activities, data collection and landowner meetings. Jody assists in filing tax abatements and appropriate permitting for the wind projects. In addition, Jody also assists Mr. DeWolf with his Wind Law seminar at the University of Texas School of Law and his wind law treatise.

operational projects

Turkey Track Energy Center

The Turkey Track Energy Center went into commercial operation in December 2008. It is located about 30 miles southwest of Abilene in Nolan County, Texas. The project contains 113 General Electric wind turbines rated at 1.5 MW each for a total size of 169.5 MW. The estimated annual energy production capability is 620 million kW […]

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