Andrew Marsden, a managing director and European leader at GE Energy Financial Services, noted that the projects highlight GE’s interest in deploying capital in Ireland’s energy sector and working with strong partners to offer expertise gained as one of the world’s largest private investors in wind energy projects.“The combination of Ireland’s strong wind resources with a stable regulatory regime and well-structured feed-in tariff for wind energy present attractive growth opportunities for us, our partners and the country,” said Marsden. “We value our partnership with Element Power and are exploring other opportunities to work with them and others in Ireland and across Europe as we seek to expand our portfolio of energy investments.” GE Energy Financial Services is one of the world’s biggest investors in wind power, with a portfolio of wind projects spanning nine countries, with a capacity totaling more than 12 gigawatts in operation or under construction. Note to Editors: PHOTOS: The 17-megawatt Acres wind farm is near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal on rural agricultural lands. The 34-megawatt Barranafaddock wind farm is sited on similar terrain near Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. Calculation of wind electric energy generation derived from IWEA Fact Infographic Element Power Element Power is a global renewable energy developer that develops, acquires, builds, owns and operates a portfolio of wind and solar power generation facilities worldwide. Element is present in 10 countries, and over 5,300MW of projects in development. Element Power is owned by Hudson Clean Energy Partners, a global private equity firm dedicated solely to investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage. The company’s main offices are in London and Portland (Oregon), with operating bases on the East Coast (US) as well as Ireland, Madrid, Poland, Sweden and Finland . www.elpower.com About GE Energy Financial Services GE Energy Financial Services—GE’s energy investing business—works as a builder, not just a banker, to help meet the world’s power and fuel needs. We offer more than money—expertise—for essential, long-lived and capital-intensive power, oil and gas infrastructure—GE’s core business. Drawing on GE’s energy technical know-how, financial strength and risk management, we see value where others don’t and take on our customers’ toughest challenges with flexible equity and debt transaction structures. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, GE Energy Financial Services holds approximately $18 billion in assets. More information: www.geenergyfinancialservices.com. Follow GE Energy Financial Services on Twitter: @GEEnergyFinServ About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.