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RES Americas starts operation of 110MW Keechi wind farm in Texas

CTBR Staff Writer Published 04 March 2015

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) has started commercial operation at the 110MW Keechi wind farm in Jack County, Texas.

Wind Turbine

The wind farm features 55 Vestas V100 2MW turbines. RES Americas developed and built the project under a fixed-price engineering, procurement, and construction agreement with Enbridge.

It was first project in which RES Americas undertook the turbine installation itself.

The wind farm will generate around 430,000MWh of energy, which is enough to power about 45,000 homes. The project links to Brazos Electric's Joplin substation through a 12-mile generation tie line.

Vestas will deliver turbine operations and maintenance services for the initial five years.

Under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Microsoft, the wind farm will deliver electricity into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market.

RES Americas chief operating officer Andrew Fowler said: "The successful completion of the Keechi wind project included RES Americas self-performing the installation of 55 wind turbines.

"It was also extremely important to us to work closely with the local community in sourcing labor and materials to construct the project."

RES Americas offers development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets in the US.

The company has more than 7,700MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects. It built over 534 miles of transmission lines.

Image: The 110MW Keechi wind farm features 55 Vestas V100 2MW turbines. Photo: Courtesy of pakorn/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.