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RES has been active on the French market since 1999 and resulted from a joint-venture between Eole Technologie, a French wind farm developer active in the field since 1995 and RES
RES entered the French market in 1999 as a joint venture with Eole Technologie, a wind farm developer active since 1995. We were originally known as EOLE-RES and are now one of the leading renewable energy companies on the French market.
RES is behind 627 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy installed or currently under construction in France. These utility-scale projects produce 1.6 terawatt hours annually, providing enough electricity for 355,000 homes and preventing 136,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.
We have more than 2,500 MW of projects under development, at different stages. We employ 170 people in Avignon (our headquarters), in our development offices in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux and in our operations units in Dijon and Béziers.
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Our in-house expertise and skills combined with over 15 years’ experience means we can provide high-quality services and projects for onshore and offshore wind, as well as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy. We have built 31 onshore wind farms, and are currently developing a 500 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Brittany. We opened our first solar PV power plant in 2009, and a second one in early 2016.
Our in-depth knowledge of France’s grid, and our regulatory expertise, allow us to diversify and develop efficient on-site energy projects. We have an unrivalled reputation for delivering quality projects on time, in complete safety.
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Wherever we work, we talk to local people about what our projects mean to them, and how they will bring tangible benefits to their communities. We do this through public meetings, information brochures, site visits, and direct contact with residents, charities, local associations and schools. And, whenever possible, we work with local businesses and suppliers on our projects.
We also support community charity initiatives with funds from wind farm revenues.
Landowners who choose RES as a partner benefit from:
The offshore wind industry is facing increasing pressure to cut costs, particularly when it comes to installation. To address this pressing issue, RES Offshore has developed its market-leading service offering, CORE, which allows project developers t…Read More
The offshore wind industry is facing increasing pressure to cut costs, particularly when it comes to installation. To address this pressing issue, RES Offshore has developed its market-leading service offering, CORE, which allows project developers to minimise the impact of weather on project installation costs.
CORE allows RES to analyse the weather conditions at a specific site in precise detail. Analysts gather years’ worth of historic wave, current and wind data to specifically characterize each wind farm site. CORE then models step-by-step exactly how the weather would impact a planned installation, showing the disparity between costs accrued in different adverse weather conditions. CORE allows RES to identify potential bottlenecks in the installation and to minimize the impact of weather on installation. RES estimates the tool has saved over £10m on one project alone.
Laure Grignon, Metocean/Technical Analyst at RES Offshore, commented;
“It’s fantastic to be able to solve a real problem for the industry. The pressure is always on to cut the cost of projects, and CORE allows us to make huge savings when it comes to installation. Most similar offerings are not as detailed or as explicit about the complexity of conditions that can occur on site.”
The first version of CORE was developed in 2011 and it was packaged in its current form in early 2013, as industry’s need to predict site conditions became more pressing. Since developing the service offering, RES has seen a definite rise in demand and now uses CORE regularly, including on projects such as the Saint-Brieuc wind farm off the Brittany coast, and the Rhiannon wind farm off the coast of North Wales.
Chris Morgan, CEO RES Offshore said:
“Our software is market-leading as it combines an advanced numerical tool with the practical knowledge of a construction manager. Each time it is used we have a construction expert present, to bring together two complementary sets of information and ensure the best result.”
To conclude the 5th edition of the National French Wind Energy Conference, held on October 2nd in Paris, FEE (French Wind Energy Association) unveiled the publication of a Wind Energy Report, conducted in partnership with consulting firm BearingPoint…Read More
To conclude the 5th edition of the National French Wind Energy Conference, held on October 2nd in Paris, FEE (French Wind Energy Association) unveiled the publication of a Wind Energy Report, conducted in partnership with consulting firm BearingPoint.
The report draws up an inventory based on a field survey of French companies active in the wind energy sector, according to two criteria: career opportunities and the wind energy market.
The conclusions and numbers reflect the upturn in activity in the wind sector in 2014. In addition, the report establishes a classification of wind energy producers in France.
According to this ranking, among the hundreds of active developers in France, EOLE-RES comes in at 3rd place (with a total of 380 MW in operation) behind the two major French utilities, EDF Energies Nouvelles (650 MW) and GDF Suez (1000 MW - including its subsidiaries).
This national ranking is complemented by strong regional performances. Moreover, the study shows that EOLE -RES is positioned, in terms of installed capacity, as follows:
- 1st in Bourgogne
- 2nd in Rhône-Alpes
- 2nd in Languedoc-Roussillon
- 2nd in Champagne-Ardenne
Matthieu Guérard, Managing Director at EOLE-RES, stated:
“We are very happy and proud of this 3rd place. This success marks the recognition of our expertise and our commitment in boosting the wind energy sector, reflects the strength of our teams and finally demonstrates the continuing growth of EOLE-RES. Our goal is to continue this trend and also to meet the challenge of energy independence in France through renewable energy.”
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG) announced the successful acquisition of its Initial Portfolio. TRIG’s investments now comprise 100% ownership of 18 operational wind and solar PV projects in the UK, Republic of Ireland and France. …Read More
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG) announced the successful acquisition of its Initial Portfolio. TRIG’s investments now comprise 100% ownership of 18 operational wind and solar PV projects in the UK, Republic of Ireland and France. 15 of the projects were acquired from RES.
TRIG is managed on a day-to-day basis by RES as operations manager and InfraRed Capital Partners as investment manager.
For more information on TRIG, visit www.trig-ltd.com