RES To Construct Copenhagen Wind Project In New York


Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operations of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, recently announced it was awarded the balance of a plant construction contract for the Copenhagen Wind Project developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. The project is 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. It is scheduled for completion in November 2018. The Copenhagen Wind Project will use 40 Vestas V110 2.0MW turbines. RES will also construct an approximate 9-mile, 115kV transmission line, terminating at a newly constructed substation 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, vice president of construction for RES in the Americas. “This project is another step forward toward our goal of a low-carbon future for all, and adds to our proud track record of working alongside EDF Renewable Energy.”

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“We are pleased to be working with RES to construct EDF RE’s first project in New York,” said 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 annually (as per the Environmental Protection Agency GHG calculator), which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year. 

Source: Renewable Energy Systems

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