Infigen Energy

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Infigen Energy
Founded 2003[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Miles George, CEO[2]
Services Wind energy farms

Infigen Energy, formerly Babcock & Brown Wind Partners,[3] is a specialist renewable energy business that develops, builds, owns, and operates energy generation assets. Infigen Energy has wind projects across Australia and the United States.[4]

History[edit]

The name Infigen is derived from the words infinite and generation.[5] Infigen Energy listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in October 2005 under the code IFN. When they joined the ASX, they had three wind farms with an installed capacity of nearly 150 megawatts. According to a 2007 article, they had 33 wind farms with an installed capacity of 1,200 megawatts. As of 2007, they were the world's fourth largest owner of wind farms[6] and are Australia's biggest wind power supplier.[7][8]

In 2009, Infigen changed its name from Babcock & Brown Wind Partners after branching out from troubled parent company Babcock & Brown.[5]

In 2012, Infigen hosted its first "Run with the Wind" marathon at its Woodlawn Wind Farm.[9] The following year, the company hosted their second marathon and were supported by the Greater Western Sydney Giants.[10] In both marathons, proceeds were donated to charity.

In 2013, the company collaborated with Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas on the wind energy campaign Act on Facts.[11]

U.S. wind farms[edit]

There are 18 renewable energy assets located in nine states across the U.S.:

Wind farm Installed Capacity (MW) Number of turbines State
Allegheny Ridge 80 40 Pennsylvania
Aragonne 90 90 New Mexico
Bear Creek 24 12 Pennsylvania
Blue Canyon 74.3 45 Oklahoma
Buena Vista 38 38 California
Caprock 80 80 New Mexico
Cedar Creek 300.5 274 Colorado
Combine Hills I 41 41 Oregon
Crescent Ridge 54.45 33 Illinois
GSG 80 40 Illinois
Jersey-Atlantic 7.5 5 New Jersey
Kumeyaay 50 25 California
Mendota Hills 51.7 63 Illinois
Sweetwater 1 37.5 25 Texas
Sweetwater 2 91.5 61 Texas
Sweetwater 3 135 90 Texas
Sweetwater 4 240.8 181 Texas
Sweetwater 5 80.5 35 Texas

Source:[12]

Australian wind farms[edit]

Infigen Energy holds 100% equity interests in its Australian wind farms.

Wind farm Installed Capacity (MW) Number of turbines State
Alinta 89.1 54 Western Australia
Capital 140.7 67 New South Wales
Lake Bonney 1 80.5 46 South Australia
Lake Bonney 2 159 53 South Australia
Lake Bonney 3 39 13 South Australia
Woodlawn 48.3 23 New South Wales

Source:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney:IFN". wsj.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  2. ^ Kohler, Alan (2009-09-27). "Infigen's successful transition". abc.net.au. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  3. ^ Roth, Martin (2009-11-04). "Steaming hot stocks". smh.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  4. ^ Sharon Klyne, Sonali Paul (2011-03-11). "Australia's AGL, Origin eye wind firm Infigen - sources". reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Babcock & Brown Wind becomes Infigen". businessday.com. Australian Associated Press. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  6. ^ Johnston, Tim (2007-05-31). "Australian investment fund rides the win". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  7. ^ "Australia's small-scale green energy installations reach 2 million". upi.com. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  8. ^ McGrath, Pat (2014-01-09). "Renewable energy companies want certainty about review timeline". abc.net.au. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Run with the wind - Off Track". abc.net.au. 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  10. ^ "600 runners enter Run With The Wind". goulburnpost.com. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Vestas launches Act on Facts campaign in battle against anti-wind movement, says "Don’t let myths dictate our future"". vestas.com. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  12. ^ a b "Our Business". infigenenergy.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 

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