Aspenall Energies, LLC is a Puerto Rico based limited liability company founded in 2007 to develop community-scale and distributed generation energy projects. Although our roots are in the Caribbean, we are actively looking to develop projects in other markets.
Aspenall Energies installed, owns and operates the only industrial size behind-the-meter wind energy project in Puerto Rico – a 500 kW installation at Bacardi Corporation’s Cataño facilities. We have a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez for the development of wind power at the University’s experimental agricultural stations, and a 10 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority at an advance stage of permitting and design.
We are working with a number of industrial and government clients to develop renewable energy projects on the island of Puerto Rico and beyond.
Aspenall is also majority owner of 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).
Given the fiscal issues of Puerto Rico’s Government and of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Aspenall has focused its attention on the search for renewable energy projects off the island. We are currently actively looking for community-scale renewable energy projects in the United States, Europe and neighboring Caribbean jurisdictions.
“Small changes make a difference.”
— Aspenall Energies
What is Community Scale Wind?
The term Community Scale is defined in many ways, but for us it means projects of a relatively small size (from less than 1 MW to about 20 MW) that directly benefit the community where the project is located. These fit in two categories. One is direct community ownership. Several jurisdictions have incentives that define and directly promote community-scale projects, and define the requirements for qualification, which usually involve partial ownership by bona fide local residents. The second category are Distributed Generation projects, where the benefit of the renewable energy generated goes directly to individuals or industries in a community, thereby directly impacting the community. Projects can also be considered community projects if they disproportionately benefit the community where they are located as compared to utility-scale projects, either because the developers and owners of the projects are bona-fide local residents and employ local labor, or because the project provides additional benefits to the community. For more information about Community Scale wind projects please visit distributedwind.org