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Assisting in either an advisory or project management role, we provide an extensive and tailored service for organizations looking to undertake a solar project of any scale.
Solar operations and maintenance services
RES is a full service company with in-house operational resources in engineering, development, and construction to improve engineering decisions, increase resolution speed, and assist in identifying operational issues:
For any identified issue, a strong team of design engineers are tasked with determining the operational issue, working with the manufacturer to identify a solution, confirming the efficiency of the proposed solution, and ensuring a quick implementation. RES also boasts expertise in electrical and civil design. RES operations team reviews all retrofit plans, crane lift procedures, and HV switching procedures proposed by O&M to ensure safe and effective operation.
As a solar project moves from development through construction and into operations, effective communication between the three teams is a RES strong suit. Monthly reconciliation checks are performed with the development team using operational data to confirm initial design of the development project and to identify potential operational issues by comparing modelled production and efficiencies to observed data. The construction and operations teams work closely together to close out any remaining punch list items and quickly handle warranty claims.
Our solar O&M team provide competitive maintenance services designed to lower costs and minimize lost production, whilst improving future production.
We monitor projects 24/7 from our Control Centre, which provides essential supervision for work on remote sites.
Located in the U.S., the $250 million Webberville Solar facility is contracted to Austin Energy for 25 years, and is expected to generate enough energy to power 5,000 average homes annually.
One of the challenges presented by this project was the clay soil located in the northern part of the site. Clay expands and contracts dramatically as the moisture content changes, which in turn can work the tracker foundations out of the soil.
To counteract this, our engineering team determined the appropriate depth for the foundations by conducting extensive pull-out and lateral load deflection testing on sample foundations at various locations on the project site.
The logistics of the project were also significant. At one point, 66 Sea-Land containers containing 29,000 PV modules were received at the site over a nine-day period.
We successfully managed the scheduling, tracking, and sequencing the delivery of all the components, and the project was completed on schedule.
RES in the Americas
Situated in the south of France near Carcassonne, the "Lé Camazou" ground-mounted PV power plant is the second built by RES in France. With an installed capacity of 12 MW, it will provide sufficient green electricity for more than 3,000 homes. In an effort to support the emerging solar industry in France, RES purchased the 46,000 photovoltaic panels from the French manufacturer, SILLIA VL.
The plant was built in record time (4 months start to finish), thanks to RES’ very high level of expertise during the engineering phase and an excellent coordination with our industrial partners. In total, 37 different contractors (approximately 150 people) took part in the construction of the site and two-thirds were local or regional companies.
RES in France
RES Australia has signed a long term corporate power purchase agreement with Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company. This will support the development of a recently consented 70 megawatt (MW) solar farm on a single 160ha si…Read More
RES Australia has signed a long term corporate power purchase agreement with Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company. This will support the development of a recently consented 70 megawatt (MW) solar farm on a single 160ha site near Emerald in Queensland, Australia. The project will start construction later this year and is expected to be operational in the second half of 2018, delivering enough renewable generation to power up to 35,000 homes.
The RES Australia team has been able to draw upon RES’ global market-leading expertise in securing offtake agreements with global leaders such as General Motors, Google and Microsoft.
Under this new agreement Telstra will benefit from long term energy security to mitigate the risk of energy price volatility in its position as one of the country’s largest energy users.
Telstra’s involvement was critical in underwriting the project, worth around $100 million, as an important addition to Australia’s supply of renewable energy and extending RES’s portfolio of solar, wind and battery storage assets in the country.
Marco Perona, RES Australia’s CEO, said "Corporate PPAs are particularly well suited to the Australian energy market dynamics so I would like to commend Telstra for taking the corporate initiative to lead the market. We look forward to delivering this project in partnership with them."
"I am delighted we have been able to apply our global experience in long term power purchase agreements to tailor a deal around Telstra’s requirements. We are looking forward to working with the local community in Emerald to realise the jobs and economic opportunities this project will create in regional Queensland," said Mr Rebbeck, RES Australia’s Chief Operating Officer.
Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor Kerry Hayes also welcomed the announcement. "I’m delighted that RES Australia as chosen Emerald for its investment," he said. "This region is perfect for renewable energy projects and we’re looking forward to working with the company to facilitate local contracts as the site develops."
Ben Burge, Executive Director of Telstra Energy, said the agreement was an important step in enabling Telstra to more actively manage energy consumption and costs, whilst also contributing to reducing emissions and stimulating investment in regional Australia.
The Australian market for corporate PPAs is poised for significant growth due to rapidly accelerating electricity and gas prices. RES is well placed to capitalise on the opportunity with a significant pipeline of solar projects across key States, alongside a high quality wind farm development portfolio, a market leading energy storage offer and renewable generation Asset Management services for investors.
Doug Smith, Head of Solar, RES Australia
Rebecca Meek, Development Project Manager (Emerald), RES Australia
RES' Shalini Ramanathan, VP Origination, was asked by Environment America to share her opinion that moving to 100% renewable energy is both necessary and achievable. The goal of the site is to highlight the range of leaders who have embra…Read More
RES' Shalini Ramanathan, VP Origination, was asked by Environment America to share her opinion that moving to 100% renewable energy is both necessary and achievable. The goal of the site is to highlight the range of leaders who have embraced a goal of "powering ourselves with clean renewable energy."
"I believe in a massive shift to green energy because it’s an essential part of tackling climate change – and because it can work." said Shalini Ramanathan.
Go here for her full quote.
RES’ SHALINI RAMANATHAN RANKED #25 and DR. CAROLYN HEEPS RANKED #48 IN WOMEN’S POWER LIST REPORT
Industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind, highlights achievements of Shalini Ramanathan and Dr. Carolyn Heeps, as two of the wind industry’s leadi…Read More
RES’ SHALINI RAMANATHAN RANKED #25 and DR. CAROLYN HEEPS RANKED #48 IN WOMEN’S POWER LIST REPORT
Industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind, highlights achievements of Shalini Ramanathan and Dr. Carolyn Heeps, as two of the wind industry’s leading female figures
7 March 2017, London – Shalini Ramanathan, VP Origination, RES - Americas, has achieved the ranking of 25th and Dr. Carolyn Heeps, Development Strategy Director, RES Offshore, has achieved the ranking of 48th in the first Women’s Power List, published by wind industry intelligence service, A Word About Wind. The report aims to promote and celebrate the contribution of the female deal-makersand power-brokers shaping the wind industry’s development and the accolade recognises both Ms. Ramanathan and Dr. Heeps achievements in this regard.
The report is the first of its kind, with rankings compiled by the A Word About Wind editorial team in collaboration with an impartial senior advisory board. As such, Ms. Ramanathan’s position on the list testifies to her growing influence and that of her team on the sector, as evidenced by her having closed deals worth $2.5bn on wind, solar, and energy storage projects totalling 1.5GW, and negotiated off-take agreements with firms including General Motors, Google, Microsoft and Xcel Energy. Also noteworthy is that Dr. Heeps has been working in offshore wind since 2001 and is now based in Boston, where she is playing a key role in supporting the entries of RES and Dong Energy into the US offshore market. In 2015, RES won the rights to lease areas of Massachusetts and New Jersey for wind farms of 1GW, and has since assigned development rights to Dong.
“Despite women being significantly under-represented at senior management and board level within the wind industry, ranking the key female players within the sector was no easy task,” said Adam Barber, Publisher of A Word About Wind.
“In doing so, the report aims to highlight the achievements and exciting careers these women have carved out within the wind sector – and hopefully encourage more women to follow in their footsteps.”
The report profiles the top 100 women currently working in the wind industry, with each candidate having been nominated by her peers, and then assessed and ranked by an independent judging panel made up of senior industry representatives. In addition to the rankings, the Women’s Power List features in-depth and exclusive interviews with a number of those included.
“This new power list highlights the important role women are now playing in the wind industry. The UK is one of the leading performers in the rankings, which is an encouraging sign that our sector is becoming more inclusive,” said Emma Pinchbeck, RenewableUK’s Executive Director.
“We need to ensure that women across the country see wind energy as an open and attractive industry to work in. This means promoting renewable skills and opportunities to a new generation of women entering the workforce.”
For further information, and to obtain a copy of the Women’s Power List report, please visit: http://www.awordaboutwind.com/reports
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About A Word About Wind
Founded in 2012, A Word About Wind is a rapidly expanding membership organisation that provides intelligence, insight and connections to senior industry decision makers.
Our community of over 2,500 individuals comprises and represents some of the very best finance houses, banks, venture capitalises, and private equity investors in the world. Through our programme of reports and impartial industry analysis, together with a growing programme of exclusive members-only networking initiatives and events we influence, educate and inform the people that drive and shape international wind energy.
Membership enables our community to make better informed investment decisions, deepen industry knowledge, benefit from concise, informed deal information and ultimately get the inside track on what’s happening in wind.
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Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is one of the top renewable energy companies in North America. RES has constructed over 160 renewable energy projects with a total capacity of more than 12,000-megawatts (MW) and has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2GW around the world. RES has been active in North America since 1997, and has a renewable energy and storage construction portfolio that exceeds 9,000 MW and over 100 projects, and has constructed more than 1,000 miles of overhead and transmission lines. In addition, RES has a robust development pipeline of wind, solar, and energy storage projects across North America, and the company currently operates more than 250 MW of renewable energy and storage projects.
For more information visit http://www.res-group.com/en/.