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RES has been developing, constructing, owning and/or operating renewable energy, transmission, and energy storage projects in Canada since 2003
We have played a central role in the Canadian renewable energy, transmission development and energy storage markets since 2003. We’re well positioned to meet the needs and sensitivities of the communities around our projects – whether they’re from municipalities, First Nations, or government authorities. We also meet the strict domestic requirements in Quebec and Ontario, as well as First Nation expectations during project development and construction.
We have more than 750 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy installed or currently under construction in Canada. These utility-scale projects total an annual production of 2.6 terawatt hours – providing enough electricity for 240,000 homes and preventing 1.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year. Examples include the first solar project under the Ontario FIT program, and Ontario’s largest wind farm, the 270 MW South Kent facility in the municipality of Chatham-Kent.
of CO2 prevented
We offer the full range of centralized and distributed solutions, including: project development; electrical and civil engineering; construction finance; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and balance of plant/systems (BOP)/(BOS) construction; operation and maintenance services to wind, solar, transmission, energy storage, and demand-side management markets across Canada.
Our in-house expertise and skill, combined with over a decade of experience in the energy industry, allows us to provide high-quality services and projects. We understand our clients’ unique requirements, and meet them with reliable, economical, and safe projects.
Wind and solar projects offer significant economic opportunities for communities. As an integrated constructor and developer, we are uniquely well-positioned to meet the requirements and sensitivities of our projects’ host communities, whether they be ranchers, farmers, municipalities, governmental authorities, and others.
RES has been very good at communications through the whole process. It's our opportunity as landowners to capitalize on this, help the environment, and help the country. - Chris Gillard, Talbot Wind Farm
We involve the local community in all of our projects by hosting or participating in meetings and maintaining an open line of communication with a wide range of stakeholders. We do this through public meetings, information brochures, site visits, and direct contact with residents, municipalities, and other community leaders. And, where possible, we use local businesses and suppliers on our projects.
We are committed to creating and maintaining lasting relationships with the communities in which we work.
For the projects we work on, we ensure:
We work with First Nations in accordance with Impact Benefit Agreements (IBAs). For example, we implemented procurement processes specific to aboriginal businesses for the 99 MW Greenwich Wind Project in Northern Ontario.
For these projects, we offer local hiring during the construction phase wherever possible. Our experience throughout Canada so far has been a success. By maintaining positive relationships within the local aboriginal communities, we’ve established an excellent reputation with them.
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Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to explore improved innovative electricity delivery.
Montreal, Quebec— Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce being selected to participate in an IESO Demand Response (DR) Pilot Program.
RES will use cutting edge ‘smart-grid’ technology to shape the electricity consumption profile of commercial energy users such as supermarkets and retail chains. RES’ solution delivers the ability to shape power demand for its clients across Ontario, in response to the IESO’s requirements. By shaping consumption and shifting demand away from peak times, RES will deliver a valuable service to the IESO, as well as an opportunity for Ontario’s commercial electricity customers to realise value from their electrical equipment in a safe, non-intrusive manner, with no impact on their day-to-day operations.
RES is currently in discussions with a number of prospective customers, focused on those with high electricity demands in the retail, commercial and industrial spaces. RES is seeking additional participants to take part in this and future DR opportunities in Ontario, encouraging interested participants to contact Douglas McAlpine at Douglas.McAlpine@res-ltd.com or 514-525-2113.
“RES is pleased to be at the forefront of Ontario’s developing smart grid market in being offered demand response contracts under the IESO pilot program. We welcome and fully support the IESO’s strategy of encouraging new and ground-breaking technologies into the electricity market, to establish their value and test their integration. We believe that large scale deployment of these technologies will redefine the demand response landscape as it stands today,” said Peter Clibbon, Vice President at Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc.
“This pilot marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to stimulate greater demand-side engagement in Ontario’s energy markets,” said Bruce Campbell, President and CEO of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). “Electricity consumers can make important contributions to reliability, and by working with a range of DR providers, we hope to get a better understanding of the capabilities of DR to provide service that is now only provided by generators and other suppliers.”
The IESO issued a request for proposal in April of 2015 to provide the IESO with a better understanding of DR resources’ ability to provide services that are currently provided by generators and other suppliers. The structure of the pilot will enable the IESO to integrate a diverse portfolio of pilot projects with varying characteristics, including scheduling type (hourly or five-minute), commitment type (unit commitment or no unit commitment) and curtailment plan type (behind-the-meter generation or load reduction).