Wind Energy Development (WED) is a Rhode Island based company that has been in operation since 2009. We have been providing the necessary resources to develop, construct, and manage commercial sized on shore wind projects. WED works with Rhode Island communities, public entities, landowners and farmers to plan and construct wind turbines, delivering reliable, inexpensive, and clean power. We plan to help Rhode Island completely transform and diversify its energy portfolio in the coming years.
WED’s focus is to utilize the most advanced and cost efficient wind power technologies. This helps empower Rhode Island to meet its carbon emission reduction and renewable energy goals, reduce dependence on imported energy sources and in doing so, increase our energy security; leaving a better place for future generations.
The North Kingstown Green housing development is the home of WED’s first wind turbine. The turbine was constructed in the fall of 2012 and connected to the grid in December 2012. Mark DePasquale, owner and CEO of WED, decided to construct the turbine in his front yard which would help his community obtain cleaner energy. This turbine was both the first privately owned turbine in Rhode Island and the first to be constructed in a residential area.
WED has an additional 11 turbines that are in late stage development / construction in Coventry, RI. These turbines have all permits secured and are in the process of closing financing.
WED has partnered with a diverse group of partners to provide a full range of services to assist in all phases of project development through partnership agreements with Power Engineers, LLC; and Vensys, AG; a global leader in Wind Turbine Technology Development & Manufacturing. This ongoing collaboration with seasoned professionals lends years of experience to the WED team and as a group are committed to the success of all of WED’s projects. These companies represent a close network that WED relies on to ensure timely and cost-effective operations in order to address project needs of every size and continuously meet or exceed client expectations. The cornerstone of success for WED is their hands on approach, attention to detail, and personal consideration.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward
WED’s business differentiates itself through financial and legislative expertise, technology awareness, project management efficiency, supply chain and logistics expertise, maintenance capabilities, speed to market and transfer of knowledge to our clients. WED’s model capitalizes on the ability to quickly identify and engage government agencies, public institutions and the private sectors. The goal of our upfront efforts is to guide the customer/partner to energy independence through sustainable energy options.
WED supplies a prescribed level of engagement for each client/partner’s application. Its services range from feasibility studies and alternative energy recommendations to procurement, installation and commissioning, as well as ownership and operation. Additionally, WED will navigate all local, state and federal regulatory agencies to include completing federal and state applications for financial assistance. Local participation is fostered throughout the established process, lending a sense of ownership to all involved and having the effect of enhancing project success.