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201101311100PR_NEWS_USPR_____CG39037 20110131T110000-0500 prnewswire.com 20110131 CG39037 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20110131:CG39037:1 20110131T110000-0500 20110131T110000-0500 RMT Awarded Two Wind Energy Projects Construction has commenced on 130 MW of renewable energy MADISON, Wis., Jan. 31, 2011 WI-RMT-Wind-Projects 201101311100PR_NEWS_USPR_____CG39037.xml RMT Awarded Two Wind Energy Projects RMT Awarded Two Wind Energy Projects Construction has commenced on 130 MW of renewable energy
PR Newswire
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 31, 2011

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Wind Energy Corp. has selected RMT, Inc. (RMT), a leading renewable energy engineering and construction company, to construct two wind energy facilities. RMT has commenced construction on the 120-MW Windstar project in Tehachapi, California, and the 10-MW Kingman project in Mohave County, Arizona.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Western Wind Energy on these clean energy projects," said David Kutcher, RMT Chief Commercial Officer. "Once completed, these two facilities will have the capacity to power approximately 35,000 homes annually."

RMT is responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the civil and electrical Balance of Plant (BOP) for the Windstar and Kingman projects, including the erection of Gamesa 2.0-MW wind turbines at both sites.

"RMT has designed and constructed dozens of utility-scale wind farms across the U.S.," explains Alana Steele, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Western Wind Energy. "We chose them to construct our Windstar and Kingman facilities because they know how to build reliable renewable energy facilities, while maintaining industry-leading health and safety performance."

The Kingman facility is expected to commence commercial operation in the second quarter of 2011, while the Windstar facility is scheduled to come online in the fourth quarter of this year.

About RMT

RMT creates energy and environmental solutions that balance our clients' business and sustainability goals. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, the company has 600+ employees throughout the U.S. RMT has provided construction, engineering, design, and development services for 3,800+ MW of renewable energy across the U.S. RMT is a unit of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), an energy holding company. Visit www.rmtinc.com.

    For more information, contact:
    Barbara Robins
    Director, Marketing & Communications
    Phone: 608-662-5215
    Email: barbara.robins@rmtinc.com