NTR Wind Energy Business, Wind Capital Group, Announces Sale of 400MW Wind Farm Project


March 26 2009

NTR plc, a leading international developer and operator in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Waste Management, announced today that its US based wind energy business, Wind Capital Group, has sold a Minnesota based wind farm project, “Bent Tree”, to Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation.

The “Bent Tree” Wind Farm project is a construction-ready site, with a capacity of up to 400MW. Wisconsin Power and Light expects to commission the project’s initial 200MW phase by the end of 2010.

The terms of the transaction, which were contemplated at the time of NTR’s initial investment in Wind Capital Group, have not been disclosed.

About NTR plc

NTR plc is a leading international developer and operator in renewable energy and sustainable waste management. Founded in 1978, NTR has evolved from being a developer and operator of infrastructure in Ireland to an international developer and operator of renewable energy (wind, solar and bio-ethanol), and sustainable waste management businesses in the USA, UK, and Ireland. The company employs over 4,100 people and has a market capitalization in excess of circa €400m ($540m).

About Wind Capital Group

Formed in 2005, Wind Capital Group (WCG) is a successful Missouri based company committed to using American technology and know-how to harness clean, renewable sources of energy, create jobs, generate opportunity, and help forge a path to American energy independence.  Wind Capital Group is currently developing wind farm projects in sixteen states across the central U.S. and has a development pipeline of over 4,000 MW.  Wind Capital Group has offices in St. Louis, Missouri, Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois. For more information, visit www.windcapitalgroup.com

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Issued on behalf of NTR plc by Heneghan PR:
Nigel Heneghan / Rachel Watchorn
Tel: +353 1 660 7395

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