WIND POWER IPO FILING: First Wind Holdings (WNDY)

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We’ve just seen a filing for an initial public offering from First Wind Holdings Inc., which  looks actually to be a holding company that owns class A and class B "Units" of First Wind Holdings, LLC.  First Wind has applied to take the ticker WNDY on NASDAQ.   As per the company name, the company is involved in WIND ENERGY.

For filing purposes it has listed the amount of $450 Million as theamount in shares that it intends to offer.  Underwriters are listed asCredit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan.

Below is a self description of the company:
We are a leading independent North American wind energy company focusedexclusively on the development, ownership and operation of wind energyprojects. As of June 30, 2008, our portfolio of wind energy projectsincluded approximately 5,564 megawatts ("MW") of capacity, of which 92MW were operating and 182 MW were under construction. We expect tostart construction on a 203 MW project in 2008 and, as a result, to besimultaneously constructing three wind energy projects representing 385MW of capacity. Our goal is to have approximately 1,100 MW of operatingcapacity by the end of 2010 and we target the construction andcommissioning of approximately 400 MW annually thereafter to achieveapproximately 2,300 MW of operating capacity by the end of 2013. Wehave entered into purchase contracts for turbines with an aggregategenerating capacity in excess of 1,300 MW, which are scheduled to bedelivered or commissioned between 2008 and 2013. We expect this supplywill be sufficient to meet all of our anticipated turbine needs in 2008and 2009 and approximately 80% of our anticipated turbine needs in 2010.

Jon C. Ogg
July 31, 2008