Aspenall Energies was founded in 2007 in Puerto Rico with the goal of developing community-scale and distributed generation renewable energy projects. We developed, installed, and operated the first industrial scale wind project on the island, providing the power from a 500 kW wind project to the Bacardí Corporations’ distillery in Cataño under a power purchase agreement. The project was transferred to Bacardí after ten years of operation. We also negotiated a number of power purchase agreements with various private and public entities on the island. With the increasing fiscal issues facing the Puerto Rican government and the entrenched resistance of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to the development of distributed renewable energy projects, we shifted our focus away from the Caribbean. In the Midwest, we have found the supportive regulatory environment and actively engaged community necessary to foster the development of community-scale renewables. In 2014 we purchased the Grant County Wind Project, a 20 MW wind energy project located in Western Minnesota and developed pursuant to that state’s Community Based Energy Development Program (C-BED). In 2016 we developed the South Fork Wind Project, a 13 MW wind park located in Jackson County, Minnesota, which sells electricity to the Muscatine Power and Water in Muscatine, Iowa. We are actively pursuing more community-scale projects in the Midwest, and in 2017 moved our headquarters from Puerto Rico to Minnesota.
Sector: Renewables & Environment
Year Established: 2007