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RES divests 198MW Bluestem wind project to Exelon Generation

CTBR Staff Writer Published 21 January 2016

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has sold the 198MW Bluestem wind project to US power producer Exelon Generation for an undisclosed amount.

Being the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the project, RES will begin constructing the wind farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma immediately.

During the construction phase, the project is expected to create nearly 300 jobs.

The wind farm with 60 Vestas 3.3MW V117 wind turbine generators would generate close to 845,000MWh of clean electricity annually.

Vestas Americas president Chris Brown said: "I am pleased to see the 3MW platform continuing to work as a solution for our customers in what traditionally has been a 2MW market. This speaks to the strength of the Vestas product portfolio, and our ability to find the right fit in all situations."

Vestas Wind Systems will begin the delivery of the turbines during the third quarter of 2016, with commissioning planned for the final quarter of that year, as reported by SeeNews Renewables.

The electricity generated at the wind farm will be sold to technology company Google, under a power purchase agreement.

Bluestem is RES' seventh and will be Exelon Generation's first wind project in the state.

RES Americas CEO Glen Davis said: "Renewable energy generation will play a critical role for leading companies across the country as they strive to reduce their environmental footprint and secure long term economic renewable resources to power their industries."

Said to be 12th largest wind producer in the US, Exelon has a combined 1,500MW of wind generation and more under construction.