It's vindicating for anti-wind activists like me to read criticisms of the wind industry by representatives of the the wind industry.
Illinois- Renewable company claims 63 wind turbines, "are operating at a deficit", "are not efficient" and seeks to uproot them after only 13 yrs in operation according to management at Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy that has applied for a Special Use Permit from Lee County Zoning Board.
True confessions of wind developers amuse me.
The Wind Energy Industry Tells the Truth as evidenced...
'AWEA 2009 and the wild west'
15 05 2009
"The dust has settled after the American Wind Energy Association's meeting and tradeshow in Chicago, IL last week."
"At this tradeshow, you could even find examples of modern day medicine shows."
"Promises of a brave new energy future based on eye-catching, grandiose claims. There's no way to know if these claims are valid because there's no time to check. If you're not on the bandwagon already you've missed the the opportunity."
"You could also find companies resting on their laurels. They are the "standard", but that "standard"
was established pre-1990. However, investment companies have nothing else to latch onto as a
benchmark. So some companies are in the catbird seat because they dominate the industry with old
science and technological superstition."
"Medicine shows were traveling horse and wagon teams which peddled miracle medications and
other products between various entertainment acts."
AWEA 2009 (link no longer operational)
Clip above from:
Wind Energy Industry Tells the Truth
Last known, Alvarez was with First Wind and SunEdison and, here, Alvarez speaks the Truth:
Strategy Clipper’s 2.5 MW
Liberty wind turbines malfunction’
“The largest wind turbine manufactured in the United States is running into some technical difficulty. Clipper Windpower Inc.'s 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbines at the 20-MW Steel Winds facility in Lackawanna, N.Y., are malfunctioning due to faulty gear sets.
"At first, we were receiving great performance from the turbines," said Michael Alvarez, executive vice president and COO of UPC Wind Partners LLC, which co-owns the facility with BQ Energy LLC. "Over the summer, a gear-timing issue in the drive train's secondary stage was detected in some of Clipper Windpower's Liberty wind turbines at the Steel Winds site.
On a serious note, Alvarez is ENRON connected-
Enron executives named as defendants in UC class action suit (clip-):
The class action suit names 29 senior Enron executives and directors and the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP as defendants. The list of defendants, based on documents previously filed with the court, includes James V. Derrick, Jr. has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company since July 1999, and prior to that was Senior Vice President and General Counsel. During the Class Period, Derrick sold 230,660 shares of his Enron stock for insider trading proceeds of $12.6 million.
DeepWATER WIND Board of managers
Is President and Chief Financial Officer of First Wind; former Vice President of Strategic Planning at Edison International and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and General counsel at Nexant, and..
Michael Alvarez is President of Kenetech Energy Systems (that formed EcoElectrica) having served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kenetech.
Kenetech Energy Systems and ENRON Development Corporation formed EcoElectrica
James V. Derrick, Jr., is listed as Primary Officer EcoElectrica L.P. This is the same James V. Derrick, Jr., who served as executive VP of ENRON
March 21, 2000
James V. Derrick, Jr. was named executive Vice President of Enron in 1999 and member of Enron’s Management Committee
EcoElectrica is a Bermuda limited partnership formed by affliates of KENETECH Energy Systems, Inc. (KES) and Enron Development Corporation (Enron). EcoElectrica’s general partners are KES Bermuda, Inc., and Buenergia, B.V., each which holds one percent interest. Ecoelectric’s limited partners are KES Puerto Rico, L.P. and Buenergia Enron de Puerto Rico, C.V., which are both indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of KENETECH Corp., which also owns KES. Buenergia B.V. and Buenergia Enron de Puerto Rico, C.V. are both indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries of Enron Corporation, the Parent Company of Enron Development Corporation.
Buenergia B.V. by SEC 10-K is featured in EXHIBIT 21 that shows ENRON subsidiaries
... Buenergia Gas & Power Ltd. (Cayman Islands)(99%) Buenergia Enron de Puerto Rico Ltd. (Cayman Islands) Buenergia Ltd. (Cayman Islands) Buenergia B.V. ...
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT with KENETECH MICHAEL U. ALVAREZ the “Executive”
THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT is entered into and effective as of this 1st day of December 1997, by and between KENETECH Energy Systems, Inc. a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), KENETECH Corporation (the "Parent"), KES Penuelas Holdings, Inc., KES LNG, Ltd.; KES Penuelas Ltd., KES Puerto Rico, L.P., KES Bermuda, Inc. (collectively referred to as the "Subsidiaries"), and Michael U. Alvarez, an individual currently employed by the Company (the "Executive").
Southern CA Edison “SCE” (Manager of Southern California Edison is Manuel Alvarez 1997 – Present (17 years) , SCE:
In accordance with Decision No. 97-12-088 (D.97-12-088), Appendix A, Rule VI.B, adopted December 16, 1997, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) hereby submits this notice regarding implementation of the California Public Utilities Commission's (Commission) Affiliate Transaction Rules for four recently-createdaffiliates: Italian Vento Power Corporation 4 S.r.l. (Italian Vento), EcoElectrica L.P. (EcoElectrica), ISAB Energy s.r.l. (ISAB Energy), and CPC Cogeneration LLC
500 Sansome Street, Suite 410
Tel: (415) 984-8585
Fax: (415) 984-8100
Attention: Michael U. Alvarez
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
KES PUERTO RICO L.P.
By: KES LNG, Ltd.,
its General Partner
Name: Michael U. Alvarez
KENETECH ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
Name: Michael U. Alvarez
KES BERMUDA, INC.
Name: Michael U. Alvarez
Michael Alvarez Elected Edison International Vice President Of Strategic Planning
Michael Alvarez Manager Southern California Edison1997 – Present (17 years)
Enron’s JAMES V. DERRICK is DIRECTOR of EcoElectrica that was created on the same day by (Southern CA Edison “Manuel Alvarez”) as the affiliate was created Italian Vento Power Corporation IVPC. https://www.sce.com/NR/sc3/tm2/pdf/1452-E.pdf
Manager Southern California Edison 1997 Michael Alvarez 1997 – Present (17 years)
Southern CA Edison
New Affiliate Name: Italian Vento Power Corporation 4 S.r.l.
Date this affiliate was created: March 15, 2000
Headquarters: via Circumcallazione 83100 Avellino, Italy. Note: Financial Times ‘Top Executives arrested in Italy Wind Farm Probe’ 11/12/09: “Police also said they were carrying out checks on 12 companies in Italy, including nine with company names that are variations of IP Maestrale and which share the same street name and number as IVPC in Avellino, near Naples”.
Primary Officers (Directors): Marco Ferrando, Clive Warden (EME
James Houston, (partners representative)
Brain Caffyn, (partners representative) Note: founded UPC FirstWind.
Oreste Vigorito (partners representative) Note: Vigorito was convicted of wind fraud to obtain public subsidies in Italy during Operation: “Gone With the Wind”.
Southern California Edison
SCE acknowledges that, in regard to Italian Vento, EcoElectrica, ISAB Energy, and CPC Cogen, the rules and policies regarding nondiscrimination, disclosure of information, separation of systems, and transfer pricing are particularly significant.
Although all of the affiliate transaction rules apply to SCE's transactions with Italian Vento, EcoElectrica, ISAB Energy, and CPC Cogen, SCE notes in particular the compliance measures discussed in SCE's RCP, UCP, and ACP for Rules III.B,
III.E, IV.A, IV.B, IV.D, IV.F, V.C, V.D, V.E, V.F, V.G and V.H in regard to these new affiliates. The volume and nature of transactions between SCE and Italian Vento, EcoElectrica, ISAB Energy, and CPC Cogen, if any, cannot be predicted with certainty.