NACEL Energy Corporation is a young and upcoming company that has been gaining recognition as one of the first publicly-traded companies in America that is exclusively developing utility class wind power generation projects.
Today, NACEL provided guidance to shareholders and interested parties, concerning the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Stimulus Legislation”), signed into law by President Obama in Denver, Colorado on February 25, 2009, on the Company’s Blue Creek, Channing Flats, Swisher and Hedley Pointe wind power projects, all underway in the Texas Panhandle, as well as the Company’s pipeline of new wind projects in feasibility, in three other States.
Under present Federal law, an income tax credit of 2.1 cents/kilowatt-hour, indexed for inflation, exists for the production of electricity from utility class wind turbines. This incentive, termed the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC), was created under the Energy Policy Act of 1992. The Stimulus Legislation includes a three-year extension of the PTC. Consequently, the 2.1 cents/kilowatt-hour tax credit may be applied to all NACEL Energy’s existing and proposed wind power generation projects, through the new expiration date of December 31, 2012.
However, NACEL Energy believes that the most important aspect of the Stimulus Legislation is the new option to elect a 30% investment tax credit (ITC), up front, in lieu of the PTC. This option is available to NACEL Energy for all wind power generation facilities which it places in service in 2010, and also for facilities placed in service before 2013, if construction begins before the end of 2010.
NACEL CEO Brain Lavery commented, “The impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on NACEL Energy’s expected cash flow from our four Texas projects, now underway, is extremely positive. The Company will additionally endeavor to advance our three wind project opportunities in feasibility, in order to fully capitalize on the provisions of this new legislation.”