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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Court Decision Could Halt
Allegany Wind Farm Project

(News Release) ALLEGANY, NY – EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. has lost its appeal in a ruling issued by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York State. The decision denied the company’s application to extend its original permit for the Allegany Wind Farm project.

In June 2012, EverPower had sought and was granted a 90-day extension from the Allegany Planning Board for its project permits while a lawsuit between EverPower and the Town Board were settled. Later, in September of the same year, EverPower made a second extension request, which was denied by the Planning Board.

“We felt we had a strong case and we are disappointed,” said Chris Shears, Chief Development Officer. “We will consider our options in light of the ruling but it is unlikely we will pursue this project in its current form but may look to repackage the site for an application through the new State Article X process.”

The town of Allegany, school district and Cattauragus County would have benefited from approximately $12 million over the next 20 years as a result of the Allegany Wind Farm. This clean, secure project would have also offset harmful CO2 emissions while providing electricity for more than 17,500 homes yearly.

EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in New York City and Bellefontaine, Ohio, is a developer, owner and operator of utility grade wind projects. Since its founding in 2002, EverPower has used a unique approach to wind power development by partnering with landowners and communities to establish itself as a premier developer, owner, and operator of wind projects in the US. To date, EverPower currently has six operational wind facilities with a nameplate capacity of approximately 512 MW.

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