Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission and energy storage projects in the Americas, announces the start of construction on EDP Renewables North America's (EDPR NA) Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Grady County, Okla., just southwest of Oklahoma City.
Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. An interconnection agreement for the project has been finalized with American Electric Power (AEP). Nearly 250 jobs will be created during the peak of construction.
With the completion of Redbed Plains, RES will have developed and/or constructed more than 1,100 MW of wind energy in Oklahoma. Per the American Wind Energy Association, Oklahoma now ranks third in the United States with more than 6,600 MW of wind power installed.
“Redbed Plains marks a significant milestone for RES, as it is our eighth wind project in Oklahoma,” stated Jason Zingerman, senior VP construction for RES. “We look forward to continued work with landowners and major stakeholders to bring the economic benefits of renewable energy to the Sooner State.”
“EDPR NA will expand its footprint to more than 600 MW of operational wind projects in Oklahoma with the completion of the Redbed Plains Wind Farm,” said Phillip Westerby, executive vice president, technical. “The company remains committed to providing clean, renewable energy throughout North America.”
RES began construction in April 2017 with completion scheduled for fourth quarter 2017.
RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is an independent renewable energy company. At the forefront of renewable energy development for more than 30 years, RES has developed and/or built more than 12GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide. RES' core activities are onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe.
RES has been active in North America since 1997, and has a renewable energy and storage construction portfolio that exceeds 9,000 MW and more than 100 projects, and has constructed more than 1,000 mi. 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.
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