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Wir bringen Strom dahin, wo er benötigt wird - unsere Fähigkeiten sorgen für ein sicheres und zuverlässigeres Stromnetz
Durch die Übernahme des Netzbauunternehmers System 3 haben wir im Jahr 2015 unsere Erfahrung im Bereich des Leitungsnetz- und Umspannwerksbaus verstärkt.
Unser Netz-Team unterstützt unsere Kunden auch weiterhin mit dem von System 3 gewohnten Service, gestützt durch unser kompetentes Ingenieurteam vor Ort, unser HSQE-Programm (Health, Safety, Quality und Environment) und unsere Erfahrungen im Projektmanagement.
Ob auf unseren Baustellen oder im Büro, Sicherheit wird bei uns groß geschrieben. Wir nutzen verhaltensbasierte Sicherheitsmethoden um unser Sicherheitsmanagementsystem zu ergänzen und um die Sicherheitskultur unserer Arbeiter und Subunternehmer zu verbessern.
RES hat Leitungen im Übertragungsnetz auf einer Länge von über 1600 km, mit Spannungen bis zu 345 kV, errichtet. Es werden ebenfalls EPC- und technische Unterstützung angeboten. Unser Leistungsspektrum beinhaltet:
Bis jetzt haben wir über 100 Umspannwerke mit einer Spannung bis zu 345 kV gebaut, dies beinhaltet einen Leistungsumfang von:
Unser erfahrenes Netz-Team arbeitet an Erd- und Freileitungen von 12kV bis 69kV. Unsere Leistungen umfassen den Neubau, Neubeseilen, Sturmsicherung, Notfall-Wiederherstellung und Wartung/ Wiederaufbau. Unsere Teams können an Leitungen mit einer Spannung von bis zu 69 kV arbeiten.
Bei Sturm- und Notfallsituationen kann RES schnell reagieren und den Kunden unterstützen. Unsere Teams haben Erfahrung bei der Wiederherstellung von Schäden, die durch Schnee-, Tropen- und jahreszeitlich bedingte Stürme sowie durch Waldbrände entstanden sind.
James Thomas with RES (Renewable Energy Systems) has been chosen as The Cleanie Awards™ recipient for Rising Star Under 30. The Cleanie Awards program is the first comprehensive awards program exclusive to the cleantech industry. The program, in its …Mehr
James Thomas with RES (Renewable Energy Systems) has been chosen as The Cleanie Awards™ recipient for Rising Star Under 30. The Cleanie Awards program is the first comprehensive awards program exclusive to the cleantech industry. The program, in its inaugural year in 2018, sets out to recognize innovation excellence, business leadership and organizations of all sizes and across many facets of the industry.
For James Thomas, this award signifies how influential he has been within the cleantech industry, specifically within the renewable energy sector. “The Cleanie Awards set out to identify the unsung movers and shakers in the industry, from the top of the Fortune 100 list to hot startups, pioneering individuals and high impact advocates,” said Elyssa Rae, program director, The Cleanie Awards. “James Thomas exemplifies the type of innovation and leadership that we are seeking in an award winner. His accomplishments serve as an inspiration to the broader cleantech industry.”
James Thomas is a Transmission Planner with RES (Renewable Energy Systems), the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. He is a key contributor to the interconnection, solar site selection, engineering, origination, LMP analysis, and transactions for RES’ development projects.
Since obtaining a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology at the age of 26, James has contributed to the successful completion of over 500 MW of wind and solar projects and spearheaded the development of several business critical tools, including an automated basis risk calculation tool that drive energy pricing and a prospecting tool that automatically calculates available transmission capacity at all U.S. substations.
James was selected by a cohort of judges and leaders representing a cross section of the cleantech and renewable energy sectors, including Allie Burns, Village Capital; Thiam Giam, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC; Marissa Gillett, Energy Storage Association (ESA); Kristen Graf, WRISE; Gil Jenkins, ACORE; Shalini Ramanathan, RES; Chris Vlahoplus, Scott Madden; and Tom Weirch, Rubicon Infrastructure.
A full list of winners can be found www.thecleanieawards.com.
LAMESA, Texas -
Solar energy is becoming more cost effective and affordable to build. It's easy to maintain and renewable energy's continues to be an appealing option especially on the plains. OCI Solar Power is extending Project Ivy installi…Mehr
LAMESA, Texas -
Solar energy is becoming more cost effective and affordable to build. It's easy to maintain and renewable energy's continues to be an appealing option especially on the plains. OCI Solar Power is extending Project Ivy installing 197,000 solar modules on the southeast part of town. It covers about 380 acres and will service 35,000 homes.
"It's a twenty five year plan that will be in operations," said Raymond Selves, field operations manager with RES. "Its good consistent renewable, clean energy, that we need."
After a successful first phase, Lamesa One, OCI Solar and RES Renewable Energy Systems Americas decided to expand their operations. This new renewable energy option is expected to bring new economic opportunities for the city of Lamesa.
"It brought in about a 100 people to construct the solar panels and that has been up and going for a while," said Sandra Adams, president of the Lamesa Chamber of Commerce "Now we are in phase two and we are excited about that bringing in another 100 people."
For small towns like Lamesa, big projects like this one also brings hope to its residents, phase two of this solar panel project will begin next month and is expected to finish by the end of this year.
This is what America's eco city of the future looks like
Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists
by Tom Dart in Georgetown, Texas - The Guardian
When the caller said he worked for Harry Reid and the former Senate majority leader wanted a word, Dale Ross assumed it was a joke. “OK, which of my buddies are messing with me today?” he wondered.
He shouldn’t have been so surprised. Ross is the mayor of Georgetown, population 65,000, and he has become a minor celebrity in environmental circles as a result of a pioneering decision in 2015 to get all the city’s electricity from renewable sources.
Georgetown’s location in oil-and-gas-centric Texas and Ross’s politics add to the strangeness of the tale. The mayor is a staunch Republican at a time when a Republican president – and his Environmental Protection Agency administrator – reject the scientific consensus on climate change and are trying to revive the declining coal industry.
Ross has appeared in a National Geographic documentary, a forthcoming film about clean energy for HBO directed by James Redford (son of Robert) and in this year’s follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth, which saw the advocate and former vice-president Al Gore visit Georgetown.
The day after we met at city hall, just off Georgetown’s charming main square, Ross was set to fly to Utah to introduce a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. Then it was on to Las Vegas to reunite with Gore, a fellow speaker at Friday’s National Clean Energy Summit, an event co-hosted by Reid, a Democrat from Nevada. Next week, a conference in Oakland, California. Next month, a green energy panel in Nova Scotia.
“You should see the fan mail that I get, especially with the movies,” Ross grinned. The 58-year-old said the decision to follow the lead of Burlington, Vermont – the first US city to run solely on renewable energy – was not the product of liberal do-gooder vapours wafting up Interstate 35 from nearby Austin. It was based on cold-eyed pragmatism, the fruit of the kind of careful numerical analysis he performs in his day job as a certified public accountant.
“The revolution is here,” he said. “And I’m a good little Republican, a rightwing fiscal conservative, but when it comes to making decisions based on facts, that’s what we do.”
The facts, Ross said, are that when Georgetown negotiated power supply deals the cost was about the same between natural gas and wind and solar, but the natural gas option would provide only a seven-year guaranteed contract whereas 20-25 year proposals were on the table from renewable providers.
Georgetown officials decided to lock in a long-term rate to eliminate price volatility, mindful of the risk that future government actions might send fossil fuel costs soaring.
Prices in the city, Ross said, have declined from 11.4¢ per kilowatt hour in 2008 to 8.5¢ this year. Georgetown sources most of its power from a wind farm 500 miles away in Amarillo and will get solar energy from a farm in west Texas that is expected to be finished next June, meaning the city can attain its 100% renewable goal even when the wind isn’t blowing. This year, Ross said, the tally is about 90%, down from 100% in 2016.
“I think it’s a big step for Texas, for Georgetown,” said Christian Soeffker, who runs a toy shop on the square. “We just like the idea of being in a town that is in some ways special because we’ve got all that green energy.”
Georgetown makes headlines not only because so few US cities run entirely on renewables, but because it has a conservative mayor willing to make compromises and fraternise with high-profile Democrats in a hyper-partisan era where climate change is one of the most divisive subjects.
“How is anybody going to compete with wind and solar?” said Ross, who has ordered an electric-powered BMW scooter from California and plans to fit solar panels at his home and office.
All the same, he voted for coal’s biggest champion in last November’s presidential election – Trump was “like, my eighth or ninth choice” in the primary, he said – and went to his inauguration, which he said was “phenomenal”, even if it cost $700 for a basic hotel room. His support is not unquestioning, though.
“When Trump was campaigning he was talking about clean coal and we’re going to bring coal jobs back? That is a mirage, that is not going to happen,” he said. “Coal is one of the most expensive forms of fossil fuels to produce. And those jobs are never going to come back, ever. They’re done.”
As for any policies the federal government might enact to boost the coal industry, such as the decision announced on Tuesday to scrap the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan?
“Isn’t that sort of like putting a Band-Aid on somebody that has terminal cancer?” Ross said. “I’m not the smartest guy in the room but it’s not that complicated, OK? How’s fossil fuels going to compete in the next five years? They’re not going to be able to compete.”
Texas is the US leader in wind energy capacity, even as many of its politicians maintain absolute fealty to fossil fuels that are a key economic driver and still the supplier of most of the state’s electricity. It has lagged behind other states in solar capacity but is starting to realise its potential.
“We have so much area in Texas that’s ideal for solar,” said Joey Romano, a 35-year-old with a small solar farm 50 miles west of downtown Houston. “Solar and wind, unsubsidised, today already can compete with coal,” he said.
Local Sun has about 100 residential customers. Completed at the end of 2015, the farm is located in a rural county that gave Trump 79% of the vote. But Romano said local officials recognised the potential for jobs and revenue and were happy to help the project get off the ground. Beehives stand among the 15,000 panels.
“We call the programme ‘farm-to-market solar energy’,” Romano said, at his office in central Houston.
Local Sun is a boutique operation in partnership with MP2 Energy, a retail company owned by Shell, and it is designed to attract those willing to pay a small premium for an eco-conscious local product, much as food shoppers might spend a little more for organic groceries.
However modest, its very existence feels like a significant marker in a city that is known as America’s oil and gas capital but is in fact the nation’s biggest municipal user of green power.
On the other hand, environmental activists worry that solar’s growth will be stunted in Texas and across the country if, as appears likely, the Trump White House imposes prohibitive tariffs on imported solar panels.
“They may harm thousands of installation jobs in favour of a few hundred manufacturing jobs, so that could hurt,” said Jim Marston of the Environmental Defense Fund, who believes renewable energy will thrive even if federal incentives end and barriers are erected.
“You can’t stop the technology. It’s too good, the prices are too good, and people want it,” he said.
Ross agrees that market forces will prevail. On Friday, the day of the clean energy summit, Texas’s largest electricity producer announced it would close two more coal-fuelled power plants in the state.
Luminant cited challenging economic conditions including low wholesale and natural gas prices and the growth of renewables. A week earlier, the company said that in January it will retire a large coal-powered plant in east Texas.
“We were on the frontier of the fossil fuel business, oil and gas,” Ross said. “And now Texas again is on the frontier of the new energy that’s going to be the future.”