C O H O C T O N First Wind Overview Founded in 2002 Operating in 6 states 4 regional offices 200 employees 16 projects 980 MW capacity $2.2 billion in assets The POWER of Wind Wind power is the scalable renewable energy solution for clean energy goals and standards Wind energy capacity can lower power prices in wholesale markets Long-term contracts for wind power lock in competitive power prices for ratepayers, hedging the market and supply risks of fossil fuel sources Manufacturing, construction and operations of wind projects utilize local contractors and businesses, and provide stable income and tax revenues for host communities Wind power produces electricity without jeopardizing natural resources, climate or public health W E LCOM E T O COHOCT ON WIND POWERING THE COHOCTON ECONOMY - NATURALLY The town of Cohocton has always drawn upon the power of nature, whether for potato farms, buckwheat mills, or the Fall Foliage Festival. So it comes as no surprise that Cohocton is turning to the environment for clean, renewable energy – with Cohocton Wind. Through this local energy facility, First Wind is helping Cohocton maintain rural open spaces and strengthen the town’s economy. COHOCTON WIND PROFILE: Operational since January 2009 Comprised of 50 Clipper 2.5 megawatt (MW) turbines Generates up to 125 MW of clean, safe energy – enough electricity to power about 35,000 homes annually Provides full-time direct employment and ongoing contracting opportunities for New York workers and companies The project is helping New York State move closer to its goal of 30% renewable energy sources by 2015 CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR MAINE First Wind believes that responsible wind power development and operation is more than just a business; it is a long term commitment to communities. The Cohocton Wind team has been working closely with residents and officials since 2002, ensuring the development of a wind farm that provides a wide range of local economic and environmental benefits. ECONOMIC BENEFITS Annual tax revenues from Cohocton Wind could be used to lower taxes while improving schools and strengthening local services Cohocton Wind is committed to hiring local residents, offering more than 60 construction jobs plus several long-term operations and maintenance positions. Additional source of income for local landowners who can put their land to new use without harming the environment Wind power has no fuel cost so its pricing is more predictable which helps reduce the volatility of energy rates ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS Unlike conventional power sources, wind power produces electricity without harmful emissions or watershed pollution Power produced by Cohocton Wind avoids more than 84,000 tons of CO2e per year 218,076 barrels of oil would be required to produce power at a level equivalent to that of the Cohocton Wind facility Wind farms enable local property owners to capture a new source of clean energy without interfering with their current land use, helping to maintain open spaces. OTHER FIRST WIND PROJECTS IN NEW YORK ABOUT FIRST WIND First Wind is an independent renewable energy company exclusively focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale renewable energy projects in the U.S. Based in Boston, First Wind has wind projects in the Northeast, the West and Hawaii, with combined capacity of 980 megawatts (MW) – enough to power approximately 300,000 homes each year. For more information on First Wind, please visit www.firstwind.com or follow us on Twitter @FirstWind. 179 Lincoln St. Suite 500 Boston, MA 02111 www.firstwind.com Rev-05.14.13 © 2013 First Wind Holdings.