PIPESTONE, Minn., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Juhl Wind, Inc. (OTCBB: JUHL), the Leader in Community Wind Power, today announced the signing of a Development Services Agreement with the Black Oak Wind Farm located near Ithaca, NY. The project is a proposed 15 to 30 MW facility with expectation of the project being online during the third quarter 2013. Juhl Wind will be serving as a development partner for the project.
“We are very excited to be expanding our development services outside of the Midwest region. The Black Oak Wind Farm is made up of a group of highly motivated individuals who are looking to bring the Ithaca area its first utility scale Community Wind project and we are honored to have been selected to assist them in doing so,” stated Corey Juhl, Vice President of Project Development for Juhl Wind, Inc.
The Black Oak Wind Farm has also teamed up with Val-Add Service Corporation, a South Dakota project management company, whose recent success includes structuring and coordination of a 10.5 MW community-owned wind project in Central South Dakota. “It is exciting to bring to New York a business structure that has worked so successfully for a similar community-owned wind project in South Dakota,” said Brian Minish, President of Val-Add Service Corp. “We are also very excited to be working on our first project with Juhl Wind and hope that it is the first of many to come.”
“The Black Oak Wind Farm represents a new wrinkle in our development strategy here at Juhl. With the current transmission uncertainty in the Midwest we are actively looking to diversify our development portfolio by adding projects throughout North America and in regions that generally experience higher electric rates,” added Juhl Wind President John Mitola. “In addition, partnering with the Val-Add team will give this project a unique opportunity to maximize the amount of local ownership and economic development to Tompkins County.”
“We are very pleased to be working with such experienced partners as Juhl Wind and Val-Add Service,” said Peter Bardaglio, President of Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC. “Not only do they understand the importance of this project being financially successful but also how to make sure we contribute to the well being of the local economy,” Bardaglio added.
About Juhl Wind, Inc.
Juhl Wind is an established leader in Community Based Wind Power development and management, focused on wind farm projects throughout the United States and Canada. Juhl Wind pioneered Community-Based wind farms, developing the currently accepted financial, operational and legal structure providing local ownership of medium-to-large scale wind farms. To date, the Company has completed 21 wind farm projects and provides operations management and oversight across the portfolio. Juhl Wind services every aspect of wind farm development from full development and ownership, general consultation, construction management and system operations and maintenance. With its consolidation of the Valley View, Winona County and Woodstock Hills wind farms, the Company has now invested in and operates 21.7 MWs of wind power through its independent power producer “(IPP”) subsidiary, Juhl Renewable Asset Inc. Through its Next Generation Power Systems subsidiary (“NextGen’), Juhl Wind also provides full sales and service to smaller, on-site wind and solar projects in addition to our larger Community Wind Farms. Juhl Wind is based in Pipestone, Minnesota and is traded on the OTCBB under the symbol JUHL. Additional information is available at the Company’s website at www.juhlwind.com or by calling 877-584-5946 (or 877-JUHLWIN).
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About Val-Add Service Corporation
Over the past several years Val-Add Service Corp. has assisted in the development of more than 20 agricultural plants in eight states, as well as working with projects as diverse as ethanol and biodiesel production, soybean crushing, egg-laying, beef processing, fish farming, and dairy production. The combination of project management skills, new entity structure and development experience, along with backgrounds in finance and agricultural business has provided Val-Add Service Corp. a unique ability to analyze and assist new business ventures. Val-Add Service Corp. had helped develop over $1.5 billion dollars in new value-added agricultural ventures. For more information, visit www.val-addservice.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including statements that reflect Juhl Wind’s current expectations about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Juhl Wind has tried to identify these forward-looking statements by using words and phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “plan,” “should,” “typical,” “preliminary,” “hope,” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Juhl Wind and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Juhl Wind’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and specifically those statements referring to any specific projects, prospective acquisitions and wind farm assets mentioned herein. New projects are subject to large, third party risks that may not be in control of Juhl Wind including the timing of funding and actual construction. While new wind farms noted from time to time are large-scale construction projects, Juhl Wind may not be the primary contractor for the provision of certain services, as it is in certain of its other projects. These risks are referenced in Juhl Wind’s current 10K or as may be described from time to time in Juhl Wind’s subsequent SEC filings; and such factors as incorporated by reference.
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