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Nordic Windpower Selects Pocatello, Idaho, for North American Turbine Manufacturing Facility
BERKELEY, Calif., and POCATELLO, Idaho, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Idaho
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and Roger W. Chase, Mayor of the City of
Pocatello, announced today that Nordic Windpower, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of innovative two-bladed
utility-scale wind turbines, has selected Pocatello, Idaho, as the site for
its new turbine manufacturing facility for the North American market.

Nordic Windpower plans to create more than 160 new technical,
engineering, and administrative jobs at the new Idaho-based facility, with
additional positions at the company's operational centers in California and
the UK.

"Idaho is very pleased to have attracted Nordic Windpower, a rapidly
growing company in the renewable energy sector," said Governor Otter.
"Idaho is committed to increasing our energy independence by increasing
renewable energy use to 25 percent by 2025. That will mean great new jobs
for Idahoans as we continue to draw leading alternate energy businesses
such as Nordic Windpower to our state."

"We are extremely pleased to locate Nordic Windpower's North American
manufacturing facility in Idaho, following a comprehensive review of many
good sites across the United States," said Steve Taber, Nordic Windpower
CEO and co-founder. "Pocatello has a favorable cost of operations, and an
excellent workforce and location central to potential customers and
transportation. These advantages will benefit our customers in competitive
pricing for very high reliability. With the invaluable assistance at the
state and local level, Nordic is ramping up rapidly to meet demand that is
outpacing production across the industry."

Great news for the community, following the announcement last year that Hoku Scientific will build it's solar polysilicon plant in Pocatello as well.

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