Enertech Launches Wind Project Development Services Subsidiary


Enertech, Inc., announces the formation of Rio Viento Development Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary offering multidisciplinary development, consulting, and O&M services. The new venture compliments Enertech’s existing wind turbine manufacturing business by providing customers with the technical and professional services needed to develop wind projects under 20 mw. “Enertech is a ‘one-stop shop’ for community, institutional, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wind projects,” says Dale Jones, president and CEO. “Rio Viento provides Enertech customers with solutions to financing, permitting, and interconnection needs.”

Rio Viento is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in law, planning, and project management. Its services include site selection, site leasing and acquisition, site development, project management, construction management, economic modeling, feasibility studies, land use and environmental permitting, financial consulting, state and federal incentive consulting, grant-writing, utility negotiations, PPA and interconnection agreements, O&M management, remote monitoring, instruction, and training services.

“Wind project development is a complicated process,” Jones says. “Enertech is committed to the mid-sized wind market, and Rio Viento offers the experience and expertise needed to take projects off the drawing board and turn them into reality.”

Enertech, Inc.—based in Newton, Kansas—is an established name in the wind industry. Enertech manufacturers and markets wind turbines for the mid-sized market, with particular interest in community, institutional, agricultural, commercial and industrial projects. A wholly-owned subsidiary, EncoreWind, offers refurbished and remanufactured wind turbines and components. To learn more contact Scott B. Poor at (800) 701-2888 or spoor@enertechwind.com. Visit the company’s Web site at www.enertechwind.com.