As a Massachusetts resident I feel sorry for our Northern neighbors burdened by our policies.
It's pretty bad when 60 Minutes finds interest in the renewables sector here.
Massachusetts' American Superconductor AMSC became the subject of CBS 60 minutes “The Great Brain Robbery” regarding the theft by China’s Sinovel of AMSC wind turbine technology. This is an International industrial espionage thriller yet to be written. AFTER the turbine technology was STOLEN by China, Massachusetts installed Sinovel wind turbines with full knowledge it was stolen. And this stolen technology failed!
AMSC would be the second MA green company involved in industrial espionage and that has prompted national security concerns. MA A123 Systems is equally scandalous, and filed for bankruptcy, with more technology owned or stolen by foreign countries but paid for by U.S. citizens.
Following the money....former Energy Secretary Ian Bowles gifted to FloWind as FloWind Advisor-
Massachusetts former energy secretary was Ian Bowles who restructured the MA energy market SEVEN times with the help of his former Governor's Appointed Advisor First Wind CEO Gaynor. And, Bowles left office to join First Wind as Director.
The very powerful former energy secretary Bowles is Founding Chairman of the MassCEC that invests ratepayer surcharge dollars in green schemes.
Let the Games Begin!
MassCEC (Bowles) granted FloDesign $3 million while Ian Bowles served as Advisor to FloDesign and as Executive Secretary of Energy and Environment and as Founding and Acting Chairman of the MassCEC under the Deval Patrick Administration.
During 2010, Ian Bowles of MassCEC granted FloDesign $3 million, including a 5-year $700,000 forgivable loan, and $1.7 million from MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust (that is now called MassCEC). Flo was the beneficiary of about $11 million in state grants and loans.
The term expired in 2015 for MassCEC grant/loan to FloDesign of 2010. While, FloDesign changed their name to Ogin (of the Netherlands) in November of 2013. MassCEC terms required “FloDesign” to create or retain 150 jobs in Massachusetts. “… contingent on the company maintaining its corporate headquarters and primary R&D facility in Massachusetts, creating or retaining 150 jobs in the next three years (2013) and maintaining those jobs for an additional two years,(2015), according to the Patrick Administration.
During November of 2013 FloDesign changed their name to Ogin.
MassCEC then granted a share of $2.3 million grants to Ogin.
Flo-Design CFO Matthew Commons held several positions at Enron.
CFO, FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp
Wind Power Panelist
Matthew Commons is Chief Financial Officer for FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp., which manufactures high efficiency utility-scale shrouded wind turbines. He is responsible for financial management, business development and strategic planning. He has worked with renewable technologies since 2001 in positions at Enron, American Electric Power, LS Power Equity Advisors and The NorthBridge Group. His experience includes development, financing, and power sales agreements for over 500 MW of wind resources.
From Matthew Commons’ Twitter acct-
FloDesign Wind Turbine Hong Kong Limited is now open for business! Enjoying a beer in Lan Kwai Fong to celebrate.
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Just received my official name in Chinese characters. The direct translation is "healthy energetic success"!
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FLODESIGN INC received awards from the recipients listed below.
1 Recipient, total funds awarded: $8,325,400
HERE-Congressional District "05" FLODESIGN WIND TURBINE CORP.
FLODESIGN WIND TURBINE CORP.
DUNS Number: 929554207
WILBRAHAM, Massachusetts 01095
Congressional District: 05
$8,325,400 (SAME AMOUNT AS ABOVE!?!)
Total Funds Awarded
FloDesign Wind Turbine is as of November 2013 Ogin, Inc.
You will automatically be redirected to our new site - www.oginenergy.com - in 5 seconds.
So, during November of 2013 FloDesign changed their name to Ogin. And, MassCEC (Bowles) then granted "a share of" $2.3 million to Ogin.
FloDesign Inc., and FlowDesign Wind Turbine Corp., Massachusetts Foreign Corporation(s) with a name change during November of 2013 to “Ogin Inc.” based in the Netherlands; and, New Dimension Energy Company, LLC (NDEC) a California Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) and subsidiary of Ogin, Inc.
So, WE funded shrouded wind turbine intellectual property now owned by Montenegrin.
While Ogin Intellectual Property is listed in the “Official Gazette of the Montenegrin Intellectual Property Office’ 2014/15. http://www.ziscg.me/doc/Glasnik_15.pdf
[Note: “Montenegrins” Wikipedia: (Montenegrin and Serbian: Црногорци / Crnogorci, pronounced [tsr̩nǒɡoːrtsi] or [tsr̩noɡǒːrtsi]) are a nation and South Slavic people mainly living in the Balkans, primarily inhabiting Montenegro. Bigger migrant communities exist in Turkey and smaller migrant communities exist in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.]
Ogin Energy Website: http://www.oginenergy.com
Ogin (of Denmark) provides Flo-Design (CEO) Matthew Common’s Email @ FloDesign Wind Turbine FDWT: firstname.lastname@example.org and provides the company address as:
NOTE THAT OGIN SUBSIDIARY IS NEW DIMENSION ENERGY COMPANY, LLC!
OGIN formerly FloWind subsidiary New Dimension is in the news and proposes to repower Altamont-(killing field for federally protected birds)
Alphabiota Environmental Consulting, LLC (AEC) understands that New Dimension
Energy Company (NDEC, Project Applicant) is proposing the repower of wind energy
facility within the Alameda County portion of the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area
BUT WAIT---FLOWIND (SHROUDED TURBINE) AT ALTAMONT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN 1997!
Subject: Wind Energy Weekly #754
Sent: 10/3/97 12:47 PM
Received: 10/4/97 7:54 AM
From: Tom Gray, email@example.com
To: Recipients of conference, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLOWIND CORP. FILES FOR
FloWind Corp., a major wind plant operator based in San
Rafael, Calif., said in a statement that it has filed for
protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy
Code due to "difficulties in liquidating its wind turbine
inventories or repowering or selling its wind power plants
in a timely fashion."
The company said it had accumulated an inventory of
components for the AWT-27 wind turbine (designed and
produced by a subsidiary, Advanced Wind Turbines, Inc.)
after receiving an order from customers in India, but that
the customers subsequently proved "unable to make required
"Subsequent attempts to sell this inventory to
alternative buyers have been frustrated by the absence of
international trade financing competitive with the
concessionary financing and trade support offered by foreign
competitors," the company said, adding, "Approximately 20
AWT turbines are operating in India and two in China. The
wind turbines are operating as warranted and are considered
reliable and cost-effective."
FloWind said it expects to use the balance of the AWT
inventory to supply turbines for the 25-MW wind project
planned by the Conservation and Renewable Energy System
(CARES), a consortium of several public utilities, in
The company said it has attempted to sell its Tehachapi
wind plant in recent months, but has been unable to finalize
It added, "Immediately prior to the Chapter 11 filing,
FloWind entered into a codevelopment arrangement with a
European turbine manufacturer and its construction partner
to fully develop its Altamont and Tehachapi wind power
plants. This arrangement is expected to be finalized over
the next 18 months.
"The repowering and sale of its existing California
wind power plants, with the aid and credibility of its
codevelopment partner, will allow FloWind to emerge as a
vital contributor to the international wind energy