EDP Renewables North America

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EDP Renewables North America
Industry Renewable energy
Predecessor Zilkha Renewable Energy
Horizon Wind Energy
Headquarters Houston, Texas, United States
Products wind power
Parent EDP Renewables
Website www.horizonwind.com

EDP Renewables North America (former names: Zilkha Renewable Energy and Horizon Wind Energy) is a wind energy developer based in Houston, Texas. It has developed wind farms in New York, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Oregon, Texas, Indiana, and Illinois.


In 2005, the company (then called Zilkha Renewable Energy, and owned by Selim Zilkha and Michael Zilkha) was purchased by investment bank Goldman Sachs for an undisclosed sum and renamed Horizon Wind Energy, and was acquired by Energias de Portugal in 2007 for $2.15 billion.[1][2] It became a part EDP Renewables which was listed in 2008.[3][4] On 1 July 2011, the company changed its name from Horizon Wind Energy to EDP Renewables North America LLC.[5]


EDP Renewables North America has developed the following operating projects:


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  3. ^ Sergio Goncalves (April 4, 2008). "EDP maintains plan for renewables IPO". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  4. ^ Sergio Goncalves (June 1, 2008). "UEDP prices renewables IPO at 8 Euros each". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
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  6. ^ "Two Oklahoma towns blown away by wind farm benefits". Crop Choice. November 3, 2003. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  7. ^ Christine Hall (September 8, 2006). "Houston gets wind of renewable energy source". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  8. ^ "Wind farm gets rave reviews". Ashland Daily Tidings. July 23, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
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  11. ^ "Maple Ridge Wind Farm Landmark Project Will Quadruple New York Wind Energy Capacity". Climate Change Chronicles. April 7, 2005. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
  12. ^ Krizen, Julie (2009-10-23). "New wind farm operating in White County; Meadow Lake Wind Farm phase I complete". WLFI-TV. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  13. ^ "Work Begins on Kansas Wind Farm". Springfield Business Journal. April 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-20. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Great River Purchasing Power from Prairie Star". Renewable Energy World. January 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  15. ^ "Rail Splitter Wind Farm by the numbers". (Springfield, IL) State Journal-Register. January 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  16. ^ "Twin Groves Wind Farm may add 170 towers". The Pantagraph. May 31, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 

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