Schenectady, NY - December 23, 2013 - Wind Works Power Corp. (OTC:WWPW - News), is pleased to announce it has closed a $20 Million funding for its 100% owned Thunder Spirit Project, located in Hettinger, North Dakota.
The financing transaction is with Aquila Capital, one of Europe's leading independent asset managers in the areas of alternative and real asset investments.
Aquila Capital has agreed to purchase Notes from Thunder Spirit Wind, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wind Works, in the amount of $20 Million. The agreement calls for repayment of the Notes according to milestones with a time period of 18-24 months. It is expected that the Notes will be repaid from the proceeds of the permanent financing that will be effected at COD (Commercial Operation Date) of the project.
On October 28, 2013, Wind Works announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement for Thunder Spirit. The Power Purchase Agreement with Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. (MDU), headquartered in Bismarck, N.D., is for approximately 105 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity of wind turbine generators. The project will deliver clean, renewable energy to Montana-Dakota's electric grid at their 230kV Hettinger Substation. The project is scheduled to reach commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2015.
"This financing is a critical step in moving Thunder Spirit forward. We are using these funds in order to commence construction and order turbines this year, both of which are requirements to be eligible for the federal production tax credits for Thunder Spirit," comments Dr. Ingo Stuckmann, Wind Works' President and CEO.
About Aquila Capital
Established in 2001, Aquila Capital is a leading provider of alternative and real asset investments. The firm focuses on distinctive areas of investment that are supported by macroeconomic fundamentals and offer the potential to generate uncorrelated, above average returns on a sustainable basis. Concentrating on these areas, Aquila Capital draws on the expertise of ten highly qualified, independent investment teams to generate a long-term edge.
Aquila Capital is part of the Aquila Group, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with investment management and operations in nine offices including Zurich, London, Frankfurt and Singapore. The Group currently has over 250 staff and EUR 7.2 billion assets under management.
For more information, visit: www.aquila-capital.com
About Wind Works / Zero Emission People
Wind Works now operates 4.6 megawatts in Germany, in which it has a 49% ownership stake. In addition, Wind Works is developing its permitted and contracted 105 MW Thunder Spirit project in North Dakota, 50 megawatts of FIT contracted projects in Ontario with Capstone Infrastructures (an affiliate of Macquarie Infrastructure), plus an additional 20 megawatts on its own; 77 megawatts of near-term permitted projects in Germany; and a 320 megawatt project pipeline in the United States.
Our mission is to provide the opportunity for people to participate in the development of renewable wind energy projects. We believe in making sound, environmentally conscious investments that are good for our shareholders and our planet. To eliminate one person`s carbon footprint of 20 tons each year (for the US), it only takes a modern windmill 2 days by producing approx. 40,000 kilowatt hours of zero emission energy.
For more information, please visit: www.windworkspower.com
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