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RES has been developing, constructing, owning and/or operating renewable energy, transmission, and energy storage projects in the US since 1997
We've built over 1,000 miles of transmissions lines throughout the US and Canada.
RES employs more than 500 full-time professionals and have more than 8,000 MW of renewable energy projects installed or currently under construction in the US. These total an annual production of 25 terawatt hours, and can provide enough electricity for 2.3 million homes. They also prevent 17 million tons of CO2 emissions every year. In addition, we currently have more than 5,300 MW of projects at different stages of development.
Our in-house expertise and skills, combined with over 15 years’ experience, means we can provide high-quality, centralized and distributed solutions, that are reliable, economical, and safe in every area, including costing, engineering, procurement, management, and quality and environmental processes. We also specialize in self-performing the construction essential to completing projects – such as building roads and crane pads, foundation excavating and backfilling, underground cabling, erecting overhead lines, and installing turbines and solar panels.
We are experts in third-party engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and balance of plant/systems (BOP/BOS) construction services for the renewable energy, transmission, and energy storage industries. We also develop and/or own and operate renewable energy and storage projects.
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've had this land in our family for over 150 years. RES has done an outstanding job communicating with me."
Brent Hackley, Keechi Wind Farm
Rome, November 14th, 2017 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started operations of the Rock Creek wind farm in the United States. Rock Creek is the first Enel project…Read More
Rome, November 14th, 2017 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has started operations of the Rock Creek wind farm in the United States. Rock Creek is the first Enel project to begin operations in the state of Missouri and is the largest operational wind farm in the state.
“The completion of Rock Creek nearly two months ahead of schedule is a testament to the project team’s tremendous effort and the continuing support received from the local community,” said Antonio Cammisecra, Head of Enel Green Power. “We are proud to call Missouri home to our second largest operating wind farm in the US. Through Rock Creek we continue to expand our geographical footprint and operational capacity in the US, while also delivering long-term value for the local community.”
The wind facility, located in Atchison County, Missouri, is owned by EGPNA subsidiary Rock Creek Wind Project, LLC. Investment in the construction of Rock Creek amounted to, approximately, 500 million US dollars. Rock Creek is expected to generate approximately 1,250 GWh annually – equivalent to the energy consumption needs of more than 100,000 U.S. households – while avoiding the emission of about 900,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.
The facility’s power and renewable energy credits are being sold under two separate bundled, long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with utilities Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO).
With the start of production of Rock Creek, EGPNA now brings the state’s total operating wind capacity to nearly 1 GW of power1.
The project also was the recent recipient of local development agency Atchison County Development Corporation’s 2017 Economic Development Award for its significant economic impact in the region during construction and throughout the life of the project.
EGPNA is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 23 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. EGPNA operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity exceeding 3.6 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. The company is currently the largest wind operator in Kansas and the second largest wind operator in Oklahoma.
Enel Green Power, the renewable energies division of the Enel Group, is dedicated to the development and operation of renewables in 24 countries, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Enel Green Power is a global leader in the green energy sector with a managed capacity of more than 39 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydropower, and is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies like storage systems into renewable power plants.
1 Source: American Wind Energy Association
November 14, 2017
RES Completed Construction of the Penitente Solar Project
Broomfield, CO —Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, construction, and operation of solar, energy storage, wind, and transmission projects across the globe, is pleased to announce that it has completed construction of the Penitente Solar Project, a 3 MW installation in Saguache County providing power to the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC). RES developed, constructed, and will operate and maintain the distributed solar photovoltaic system in South Central Colorado. AEP OnSite Partners owns the solar installation and provides the output to SLVREC through a long-term contract. SLVREC is the second-oldest electric cooperative in Colorado and is headquartered in Monte Vista, CO.
Penitente Solar is a ground-mounted project equipped with a single-axis tracking system and is in-service. SLVREC purchased the output from the facility to serve customers residing in its service territory, which includes Saguache, Rio Grande, Costilla, Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral and Hinsdale Counties. The expected operational lifetime of the project is over 25 years.
“Penitente Solar is the latest example of RES building strong relationships with co-ops across the country to develop, construct, and operate local renewable power for rural areas,” stated Tom Duckett, President of RES Distributed. “RES is pleased to have partnered with SLVREC to make available the benefits of reliable, sustainable renewable energy for their members.”
“SLVREC has investigated the development of a solar project for several years and after an extensive evaluation, selected RES to develop and construct SLVREC’s first solar project — Penitente Solar. Penitente Solar provides SLVREC members access to renewable energy which is locally generated and cost effective. We look forward to continuing to develop local renewable projects benefitting our members and our communities in the San Luis Valley,” stated Loren Howard, CEO of SLVREC. “We will continue to invest in these types of projects along with projects like Ciello powered by REC to help foster economic growth and development. We are here to help create a thriving environment to work, live and play.”
RES has constructed over 370 MW of renewable energy projects in Colorado. RES’ distributed team creates solutions tailored for each customer, providing controllable, competitive, and predictable power that customer’s require in today’s economy.
September 14, 2017
RES Begins Construction of EDP Renewables’ Hog Creek Wind Project
Broomfield, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, construction, and operation of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the Hog Creek Wind Project located in Hardin County, OH. The project, owned by EDP Renewables (EDPR), is on schedule to be operational before the end of 2017 and will provide enough clean electricity to power approximately 19,000 Ohio homes. RES completed the project development and transferred Hog Creek wind project ownership to EDPR in 2017.
Hog Creek Wind Project will be a 66-MW project comprised of 30 Vestas V110 2.2-MW turbines. The National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) facilitated the 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO). The project is expected to create 235 jobs during the peak of construction and up to seven permanent jobs once operational.
“RES is grateful to the surrounding community for being supportive during the development cycle for this project. That patience has paid off and now Hog Creek Wind Project will bring significant benefits to the region,” stated Shalini Ramanathan, VP Origination, RES in the Americas. “RES is pleased to construct our third project for EDP Renewables, a tremendous partner in bringing the benefits of renewable energy to communities across North America.”
“The Hog Creek Wind Project is a great addition to EDP Renewables’ growing wind portfolio in Ohio,” said Ryan Brown, EDP Renewables North America Executive Vice President – Eastern Region and Canada. “Moreover, EDP Renewables is eager to make additional investments in Ohio to provide more economic benefits to the state’s residents and its communities. EDP Renewables applauds those who are working to ease Ohio’s onerous siting regulations, which, if amended, would encourage more wind development in the state.”
“Once again, NRCO has assisted SMECO with procuring wind energy to help the cooperative meet state requirements. As we add more and more renewable energy to our power portfolio, we demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Jeff Shaw, SMECO Vice President of Distributed Energy and Sustainability.
With the completion of the Hog Creek Wind Project, EDPR will expand its operational capacity to more than 260 MW in the state of Ohio. The project will have a significant impact on the region in providing a number of economic benefits to its surrounding communities. Hog Creek Wind Project will make property tax payments to Hardin County estimated at $594,000 per year and more than $10 million will be paid to local landowners through the life of the project. And in the community, Hog Creek Wind Project recently donated $20,000 to the Hardin County Historical Museum to upgrade the electrical system in the building. In addition, the project has established an internship program with Ohio State University that is expected to begin in 2018.
Hog Creek Wind Project is the first wind project that RES has developed or constructed in Ohio. The company has previously developed three innovative energy storage facilities across the state (Clinton, Willey, and Battery Storage of Ohio). With the addition of the Hog Creek Wind Project, EDP Renewables will now own and operate a total of three wind farms in Ohio. Others include the 100 MW Timber Road II Wind Farm (operational since 2011) and the 101 MW Amazon Wind Farm US Central (operational since 2016).
About RES in the Americas
Since 1997, RES has been providing development, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 1,500 employees and has over 9,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and has constructed more than 1,000 miles of transmission lines throughout the U.S. and Canada. RES’ U.S. corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Old Saybrook, CT, and Sacramento, CA. Globally, RES has developed and/or built over 12 GW of renewable energy capacity, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission. For more information visit www.res-group.com
About EDP Renewables (EDPR)
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world’s fourth-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 12 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK and the US). Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), the principal shareholder of EDPR, is a global energy company and a leader in value creation, innovation and sustainability. EDP has been a Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years.
For further information, please visit www.edpr.com.
About SMECO - The Cooperative Difference
Eighty years ago, when rural areas needed electricity, cooperatives were created. Visionary men and women helped to form SMECO, which now provides electric service to more than 160,000 customers in Charles County, St. Mary’s County, southern Prince George’s County, and most of Calvert County.
Co-ops are distinctly different from investor-owned utilities because co-ops are owned by their customers. Customer-members elect the men and women who serve on the Board of Directors. They share the responsibility of ownership by financing the cooperative’s operations, but they also share its rewards.
Each year, SMECO’s margins—revenue less expenses—are allocated to customers’ capital credit accounts. SMECO uses margins as working capital for new construction and system improvements. Then, when the Board determines that the financial condition of the co-op warrants, members receive a refund.
As a cooperative, SMECO will always put its members first and be responsive, reliable, and resourceful—the power you can count on.
Formed in 2008 by 21 cooperatives, the NRCO aims to increase access to cost-effective renewable energy resources for electric cooperatives around the country. NRCO provides full origination and development services for its Owner-Members and cooperative customers, with nearly one gigawatt of wind and solar projects completed to date including 41 cooperative-run community solar farms. For more information see www.nrco.coop.