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For over 30 years, RES has built up the in-house expertise to develop, construct, and operate onshore and offshore wind farms worldwide
We have been involved in researching renewable technologies since the 1980s, and we built our first wind farm in Cornwall, UK, in 1992. Within 10 years we had completed the largest wind farm in the world at the time, in Texas. Today, with one of the largest project portfolios in the industry and an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, we continue to provide partnerships and services to the world's fastest growing energy sector.
While our projects are designed to optimize power generation at the most competitive prices, we also seek to maintain our reputation for providing a sensitive and consultative approach to the environment and communities.
Our experts are with you every step of the way
Our in-house skills and experience are extensive, from commercial and legal to technical and engineering expertise. RES can safely oversee projects from development through planning and financing phases, to construction and operation.
Cornwall, UK, 1992
RES has built its extensive in-house experience on participation in UK offshore rounds 1, 2, and 3, and in the development of projects throughout Europe and the United States. This experience and expertise is available to asset owners worldwide.
Visit our Offshore website to find out more about our integrated services for asset management and maintenance services.
August 1, 2017
RES Announces Sale of Cactus Flats Wind Facility
BROOMFIELD, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce the sale of the Cactus Flats Wind Facility to Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. RES served as the developer for Cactus Flats and has also been awarded the contract to complete balance of plant construction on the project.
Cactus Flats is located in Concho County, Texas, between San Angelo and Brady. The project will consist of 43 Vestas wind turbines and have a nameplate capacity of 148 MW. This will be RES’s 23rd renewable energy project in Texas. Once operational, the full capacity of the electricity and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by the facility will be sold under two separate power purchase agreements with General Mills and with General Motors. Both companies will have the option to keep or sell the RECs.
Official notice to proceed was received on July 31 and project completion is estimated for the third quarter of 2018. Tax incentive agreements related to the project have been finalized with Concho County, the Concho County Hospital District and Eden Consolidate Independent School District. The project will create nearly 300 jobs during the peak of construction.
“Cactus Flats is the next significant step in our partnership with Southern Power, one of the premier owners and investors in renewable energy assets in the United States,” stated Douglas McAlpine, Director, RES Americas. “This project is a demonstration of our mutual commitment to a sustainable future and growing the economy through renewable development.”
This is RES’ second project with Southern Power. RES recently announced the completion of the 102-MW Southern Power-owned Lamesa Solar Facility in Dawson County, Texas.
July 6, 2017
RES Receives Notice to Proceed on Construction of Copenhagen Wind Project
Project will be RES’ first wind project in the State of New York.
BROOMFIELD, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce being awarded the balance of plant construction contract for the Copenhagen Wind Project developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. The project is located in Jefferson and Lewis Counties in upstate New York. RES was selected for balance of plant construction through a competitive third party bidding process.
Notice to Proceed was awarded on May 24, 2017, and construction will begin on the 80 MW project in August 2017. Completion is scheduled for November 2018. The Copenhagen Wind Project will utilize 40 Vestas V110 2.0MW turbines. RES will also construct an approximate 9-mile, 115kV transmission line, terminating at a newly constructed substation located along an existing National Grid owned transmission line.
“Copenhagen will be RES’ first wind project constructed in the State of New York and we are pleased to be contributing to the economic benefits this project will provide to the community,” said Jason Zingerman, VP Construction, RES in the Americas. “This project is another step forward towards our goal of a low carbon future for all and adds to our proud track record of working alongside EDF Renewable Energy.”
“We are pleased to be working with RES to construct EDF RE’s first project in New York,” commented Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President at EDF RE. “Copenhagen Wind is yet another great example of how wind power provides an economic boost to rural America through the creation of local jobs, tax base, and recurring landowner lease payments, and we look forward to partnering with the local community in Lewis and Jefferson Counties to make the project a success.”
“National Grid is pleased to partner with Renewable Energy Systems on the Copenhagen Wind Project,” said Brian Gemmell, National Grid vice president of FERC Strategy and Performance. “We are committed to supporting innovative solutions that harness energy from alternative energy sources and help to achieve the company’s clean energy goals. National Grid is excited to play a leadership role to drive a cleaner, greener energy future to promote New York’s renewable energy target of 50 percent renewables by 2030.”
During peak construction, Copenhagen will support 120 jobs to bring the benefits of renewable energy to upstate New York. This project will offset 177,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually1 which is equivalent the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.
1.As per the Environmental Protection Agency GHG calculator - https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator
General Mills Continues Clean Energy Leadership; Signs Wind Power Agreement
June 08, 2017 9:00am
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. During the peak of construction, the project will create about 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce.
"As we help mitigate the impacts of climate change, investing in wind energy is the right thing to do," said John Church, Executive Vice President of Supply Chain at General Mills. "This investment is another step towards reducing our energy footprint and achieving sustainable emission levels - in line with scientific consensus - by 2050."
General Mills' investment will help fund the construction of the 150-megawatt Cactus Flats wind project being developed in Concho County, Texas by RES, a leading global renewable energy and energy storage development and construction company. The project's renewable energy credits will enable General Mills to reduce its Scope 2 emissions as part of its target of sustainable emission levels across its global value chain by 2050. In 2016, General Mills reduced the greenhouse gas emissions of its extended value chain by 2 percent versus 2015.
"RES is proud to support General Mills in reducing its energy footprint and reaching its sustainability goals," said Brian Evans, Chief Development Officer, RES in the Americas. "We will continue to work with industry leaders, like General Mills, to deliver clean, reliable power at a competitive price."
The wind energy industry is currently one of the fastest growing segments for job creation, adding jobs 9 times faster than the overall U.S. economy*. According to Navigant Consulting, "the U.S. wind industry will support 865,000 job-years of employment and provide $85 billion in economic impact in 2017-2020"**.
Cactus Flats is located in a particularly favorable wind area in central Texas, which is the leading state in the U.S. for wind energy production with over 20,000 MW of installed capacity***. General Mills worked with Altenex, an Edison Energy company, to ensure the project met its sustainability, performance and economic objectives.
"General Mills' announcement is a significant step," said Cynthia Cummis, WRI's Director of Private Sector Climate Mitigation. "It demonstrates their ongoing commitment to achieve their climate goals."
General Mills is listed on the 2016 CDP Climate A-List. For more information on General Mills' ambitious climate commitment, visit its 2017 Global Responsibility Report and Taste of General Mills blog.
*American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) "U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report Year Ending 2016"
**Navigant Consulting's "Economic Development Impacts of Wind Projects: Jobs and Economic Impacts Resulting from U.S. Wind Projects 2017-2020"
About General Mills
General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2016 consolidated net sales of US $16.6 billion, as well as another US $1.0 billion from its proportionate share of joint-venture net sales. For more information about General Mills, visit www.generalmills.com.
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