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January 18, 2008 15:27 ET

Major Wind Power Project Developers and Financiers to Gather at Industry's Annual Deal-Making Event

The Industry's Annual Meeting to Discuss Cutting Edge Financial Developments

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - The wind industry's annual gathering of power project developers, equity investors, lenders, manufacturers and other key players -- "Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit," produced by Infocast, will be held in San Diego, CA, February 6-8, 2008.

The wind industry has once again shattered all records for new installed capacity, overcoming turbine shortages, fast rising costs, turmoil in the credit markets and policy uncertainty regarding the PTC. The industry saw a number of headline making acquisitions and continued consolidation, as valuations of wind projects continue to attract buyers and large energy companies from around the world. Capital markets deepened and strengthened despite the recent credit turmoil as lenders and tax equity investors view wind as a high quality haven. The opportunity for wind power projects has never been more promising as financiers gear up for another big year and M&A activity is expected to be strong.

The Summit will bring together the wind industry's leading project developers, investors, lenders, financial innovators, turbine manufacturers and other key industry players to discuss cutting edge developments in wind power finance and investment, as well as the various challenges and prospects for 2008 and beyond.

Topics will include:

     Developers offering their perspective on the current market

     Investors discussing criteria for evaluating and investing in wind
      power projects

     Lenders detailing terms and structures for project financing

     Utilities providing insight into wind power project ownership

     Discussion of M&A activities in 2008 and beyond

An in-depth technical workshop, "Structuring Your Wind Project Financing," precedes the Summit. The workshop will provide the latest insights into negotiating and structuring wind project financing.

For further information about the annual Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit, please visit or call Amy Tam at (818) 888-4445 ext. 13.

About Infocast

Infocast is an event production company with twenty years of successful industry experience, including a highly successful series of Finance and Investment Summits in wind power, solar power, ethanol, and biodiesel. The Summits are leading events where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network, and conduct business.

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