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RES has been at the forefront of the renewable energy sector since the early 1980s. Since then, we’ve grown to become one of the largest independent renewable energy developers in the UK and Ireland.
RES has been at the forefront of the renewable energy sector in the UK and Ireland since the early 1980s. We developed the UK’s second ever wind farm, in 1992 at Carland Cross in Cornwall – and since then, we’ve grown to become one of the largest independent renewable energy companies in the UK and Ireland. We currently have more than 1,000 MW (megawatts) of renewable energy projects constructed, under construction or at advanced planning stages.
We’re involved in a range of renewable energy technologies, including onshore wind, solar, offshore wind, wave and tidal, as well as enabling technologies such as energy storage and demand side management. Across all of these, our reputation for quality and reliability is second to none.
Renewable energy portfolio
We aim to be at the leading edge of the transition to a low-carbon economy across the UK and Ireland by generating renewable energy and supporting the technology that creates it.
We’ve developed and built over 40 wind and solar farms, and operate over 20 assets for a range of clients. We also provide development, engineering, construction, and asset operation and maintenance services for utility-scale onshore and offshore wind, solar, and energy storage installations.
Our first UK solar farm opened in 2014, and we have a portfolio of consented solar projects. We have the resources and project management capabilities needed to develop, construct, and operate solar farms for large-scale power generation.
developed and built
operated for a range of investors
Economic, safe, rapid & reliable
Wherever we work, we talk to local people about what our projects mean to them, and how they can bring tangible benefits to their communities.
We do this through public meetings, information brochures, site visits, and direct contact with residents, charities and schools. And, where possible, we use local businesses and suppliers on our projects.
We also support community charity initiatives with funds from existing wind farm revenues.
Landowners who choose RES as a partner benefit from:
Dounreay Trì Limited have been granted planning consent for the installation of a novel floating windfarm 9km off the Northern Coast of Scotland by the Scottish Government. The decision means that the facility will achieve the necessary Renewables Ob…Read More
Dounreay Trì Limited have been granted planning consent for the installation of a novel floating windfarm 9km off the Northern Coast of Scotland by the Scottish Government. The decision means that the facility will achieve the necessary Renewables Obligation accreditation by the end of the month to allow it to proceed, in what will be a major boost for Scotland.
The prototype facility, which will be constructed at Global Energy Group’s Nigg facility in the Highlands, will put Scotland at the forefront of developing this innovative technology which can be deployed in deep water rather than just in the shallower waters, such as those off the East Coast, as at present. The twin turbine project will be capable of generating 10MW of electricity, enough to power around 8,000 homes. By opening up the deeper waters off the North and West Coast of Scotland the new floating windfarms can make a significant contribution to helping Scotland meet its renewable energy targets.
Welcoming the granting of planning consent Jack Farnham, Senior Developer for RES & Consents Manager for Dounreay Tri, said, “We are delighted that Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, has granted planning permission for Dounreay Tri. It will be a major boost for Scotland as not only will this facility be constructed and maintained in Scotland but it opens up the possibility for Scotland in leading the world in this technology. This type of facility is potentially deployable in many more locations around the world than conventional offshore wind.”
Speaking on behalf of Hexicon, the parent company of the Dounreay Tri, which developed the technology, Marcus Thor, the Dounreay Trì Project Director, said, “It is fantastic news for Hexicon that the Dounreay Trì project has permission to proceed. We are grateful that Scotland is taking positive steps to lead in the development of this innovative technology. Hexicon is encouraged that this demonstration plant will lead to the deployment of many more floating windfarms around the world.”
The next steps for the project is to formally reach the final investment decision and then it needs to be constructed, installed and commissioned by 30 September 2018 under the terms of the Obligation Certification regime.
For Further information contact: Simon James (for Dounreay Trì) 07984 493071 or Alastair Kennedy (for Global Energy Group) 01463 725460.
Notes to editors:
An impression of the Dounreay Trì facility is attached to this press release.
The wind farm will be deployed in Scottish Territorial Waters approximately 9km off Dounreay, Caithness in the summer of 2018. In order to proceed the application to Marine Scotland and Scottish Ministers must be processed by 31 March as the Renewable Obligation Certificate level required is only available to projects approved by that date.
The Project consists of:
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RES has been awarded a five year contract to provide O&M services to offshore transmission assets owned by Blue Transmission Walney 1 Ltd. In addition to providing the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the equipment, the contract will see …Read More
RES has been awarded a five year contract to provide O&M services to offshore transmission assets owned by Blue Transmission Walney 1 Ltd. In addition to providing the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of the equipment, the contract will see RES apply its expertise in asset and site management, logistics, subsea surveys, and control centre services.
A spokesman for BTW1L, said:
“Following a competitive bidding process RES was selected due to their open and collaborative approach, as well as its deep understanding of engineering, technical and operational matters in the offshore wind industry.”
Filippo Di Salle, RES AO&M General Manager, said:
“Winning our first long term maintenance contract on an operating offshore wind farm is a great achievement for RES. We’ve been able to use our 10 years expertise in the operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms to great effect in successfully winning this project.”
RES (Renewable Energy Systems) has successfully completed its first UK-based industrial-scale battery storage facility at a 1.5MW solar park south of Glastonbury, in Somerset.RES has delivered the battery energy storage system (BESS) under an Enginee…Read More
RES (Renewable Energy Systems) has successfully completed its first UK-based industrial-scale battery storage facility at a 1.5MW solar park south of Glastonbury, in Somerset.RES has delivered the battery energy storage system (BESS) under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for Western Power Distribution (WPD) as part of a project to explore the provision of ancillary services to a distribution network operator from an embedded battery energy storage system.
A leading global renewable energy company, RES has pioneered energy storage projects in the US and Canada and is now delivering its energy storage expertise at projects across the UK.The 310kVA/668kWh battery storage system RES has delivered for WPD, at a British Solar Renewables (BSR) solar park, is one of the first such projects to be built under a fully wrapped EPC contract in Europe. The combined solar-storage project is connected to WPD’s South West 11kV network, and the BESS will be operated using RESolve, RES’ storage control and dispatch system that will provide 24/7 management of the battery’s operation.
The completion of RES’ first energy storage project in UK solidifies RES’ leadership in the global energy storage sector, as reported in Navigant Research's Leaderboard Report and takes RES’ total contracted energy storage portfolio to 143.6MW / 92MWh, alongside more than 200MW in development.
Tim French, RES’ Head of Projects for New Technologies, said: “Completing our first battery storage facility in UK marks an important milestone for RES.We’ve been able to use our global energy storage expertise to great effect in successfully designing and building this project for WPD and delivering it ahead of schedule.
“We recognise the significant potential energy storage brings through increasing the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of grid operations without the need for public or Government subsidy. RES is very well placed at the forefront of the rapidly expanding UK storage market, which will play a vital role in the UK’s transition to a low carbon future at least cost to consumers.”
Jenny Woodruff, Innovation and Low Carbon Engineer for WPD, said: “I’m delighted to see the battery energised and we’ve already seen encouraging signs of the battery’s capabilities during commissioning tests.The Solar Storage project will discover the effectiveness and the practical issues around using the battery to provide a range of services. This will help us determine where battery technology can reduce network investment costs, keeping bills down for customers.”