in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES-Americas), a wind project developer based in Austin, Texas, has purchased 26 2.3 MW wind turbines from Siemens Power Generation, a Brande, Denmark-headquartered turbine manufacturer.

According to RES-Americas, the turbines will be installed at the Whirlwind Energy Center, located in Floyd County, Texas. They will produce a capacity of 59.8 MW of wind power, which is enough to power approximately 28,000 Texas homes.

"RES-Americas is excited about our continued relationship with Siemens," says Craig Mataczynski, president of RES-Americas. "By securing these turbines, RES is moving full speed ahead with the Whirlwind Energy Center, which is expected to start construction in March of 2007 and will be completed in late 2007."

In addition, the power from the wind farm will be sold to Austin Energy under a recently executed long-term power purchase agreement. RES-Americas intends to own a significant portion of the wind farm and be the project operator, the company adds.

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
JLG_id1900
Acciona_id1907
AWEA_id1886
bonfiglioli_id1913