Wind Energy's Future and the Impact on U.S. Manufacturing

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Wind Energy's Future and the Impact on U.S. Manufacturing presentation at Ports-to-Plains Alliance Energy Conference in Washington DC on April 26, 2013.

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Wind Energy's Future and the Impact on U.S. Manufacturing

  1. 1. New AmericanRenewable EnergyManufacturing CompanyNoel.Davis@velagear.com (317) 224-7831
  2. 2.  Outlook for Wind industry Manufacturing Jobs in Wind industry Policy recommendations (non-PTC)
  3. 3. Electrical Generation Sources Shifting in U.S.47%Coal25%Coal24%NaturalGas35%NaturalGas2% Renewables 12% Renewables19% Nukes20%Nukes6% Hydro6%Hydro2010 2030Source: U.S. Energy Information Association
  4. 4. Natural Gas Relative to Wind Power(Wind installs increase when Natural Gas Prices Increase)02,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,000$0.00$2.00$4.00$6.00$8.00$10.0020002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016$6.50Sources: U.S. Energy Information AssocAmerican Wind Energy AssocMAKE ConsultingNatural GasPrice per dekathermWind installationswill increasewhen N Gas prices rise
  5. 5. 5-MW Turbinesfor Offshore Windtaller thanWashingtonMonument1.5-MWWind TurbinepredominantLand-Basedsize26-storiesIncreasing Size – Logistics More Difficult & Costly80 meters250 meters200 meters100 meters
  6. 6. Wind Turbines parts are also becoming huge
  7. 7. China & Asia$600,000 Tower Germany & China$290,000 Gearbox Italy & Europe$90,000 Pitch & Yaw Drives  Germany & Europe$290,000 Gen & Electronics Wind Turbine = 60% Imported 
  8. 8. U.S. Capacity vs. Demand
  9. 9. Vela Team – Setup Brevini Wind ConfidentialVertraulich
  10. 10. Gear Market – Size vs. Quality681014Quality(AGMALevel)4RailAutoAerospaceOff HwyTrucksVela’snicheDefenseLarge sizeHigh QualityGearsWindEnergyOil & GasPowerGen6” 30” 60” 90”Gear Part Size(Diameter in Inches)MiningMining
  11. 11. Vela Team – Setup Broadwind Facility in Chicago
  12. 12. Vela Team – Setup Broadwind Facility in Chicago
  13. 13. U.S. Turbine Fleet Aging – Maintenance Increasing05001,0001,5002,0002,5003,00020082010201220142016201820205% Repairs after 5 years1% Repairs after 2 years15% Repairs after 10 yearsTotal RepairsNote: Currently 45,000 utility grade wind turbines installedin the U.S., by 2017 thousands will need gear repairs
  14. 14. Global Strategy – Regional Supply ChainsEickhoff manfs gearboxes inGermany for export to U.S.Nordex assembles turbines inJonesboro Arkansas but desiresdomestic supply chainVela’s plans are to contract manufactureEickhoff gearboxes in the U.S. for Nordex,and repair all wind turbine drives for theU.S. market, by acquiring Brevini Wind USA
  15. 15. Global Strategy – Regional Supply ChainsNote: Nordex turbines use Eickhoff gearboxeswhich are imported from Germany at high cost,GE imports nearly $1 billion from China
  16. 16. 6.4MW Test BenchFebruary 25, 2010ConfidentialVertraulichNote size
  17. 17. Strategic Central U.S. LocationWest 31%18,131 MW10,073 TurbinesEast 10%5,916 MW3,287 TurbinesPittsburgh6 hrs (580km)Midwest 60%35,323 MW19,624 Turbines16 hrs (1,800km)each dot represents alarge U.S. Wind Farm
  18. 18. Strategic Central U.S. Location6 hrs Pittsburgh16 hrs Vestas16 hrs Mitsubishi8 hrs Nordex6 hrs Acciona8 hrs GE12 hrs GamesaNote: Distance to various customer locations,Eickhoff has a repair facility in Pittsburghbut without machine tools or test stand
  19. 19. New AmericanRenewable EnergyManufacturing CompanyNoel.Davis@velagear.com (317) 224-7831

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