RES Americas Starts Construction on Buffalo Dunes Wind Project
~ 250 MW Project in Kansas Expected to be Complete by December
BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 18, 2013
BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems
Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the construction of wind and solar
projects in North America, is pleased to announce it has started construction
on the 250 MW Buffalo Dunes Wind Project. Located southwest of Garden City,
Kansas, the project was developed by Kansas-based TradeWind Energy LLC
(TradeWind), and is jointly owned by GE Energy Financial Services (NYSE: GE)
and Enel Green Power North America (Enel).
As the general contractor, RES Americas will oversee construction of the
Buffalo Dunes Wind Project. RES Americas' preconstruction team also worked
closely with TradeWind Energy to optimize the project's engineering, design,
and construction schedule.
The wind project is expected to employ 150 construction workers, create 15
permanent jobs, generate enough electricity to power 85,000 homes and avoid
approximately 800,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year -- equivalent
to the annual emissions from 153,000 US passenger vehicles.
"RES Americas enjoyed working with TradeWind, the project developer, and we
look forward to completing the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project for Enel," said
Andrew Fowler, Chief Operating Officer. "Kansas is a leader in wind energy,
and the continued development of its renewable energy resources will bring
additional capital investment, jobs and tax revenue to the state."
"As a Kansas-based company, it is especially nice to announce another
successful project in our home state," said Matt Gilhousen, Chief Development
Officer for TradeWind. "Upon completion of the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project,
TradeWind will have developed 750 MW of operating wind generation in Kansas
alone, representing over one billion dollars of investment and producing
enough clean, renewable energy to meet the needs of over 250,000 homes."
"TradeWind has been a leader in delivering low cost renewable energy to the
Southeast and is honored to have RES Americas as a partner in yet another
successful export project," Gilhousen continued. "They are the ideal partner
for engineering and construction of a project such as this, because they
understand the increased complexity and challenges that come with moving power
from the Midwest to the Southeast."
The Buffalo Dunes Wind Project will use 135 GE turbines. In addition to
turbines, GE Energy Financial Services is investing in the project, and GE
will provide operations and maintenance after completion. Alabama Power
Company will buy most of the electricity from the project under a 20-year
About RES Americas:
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) is a fully-integrated
renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates
projects across North America. The company employs more than 275 full-time
professionals working throughout North America, has a construction portfolio
of more than 6,000 MW of renewable energy, and offers a full suite of
development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission
projects. RES Americas' corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with
regional offices located in Austin, TX and Minneapolis, MN. RES Americas is
part of the RES Group, a leading international renewable energy developer.
For more information, please visit www.res-americas.com.
SOURCE Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.
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