BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) announced today that RES Group’s global construction portfolio had exceeded 8 gigawatts, or 8,000 megawatts (MW). More than 6,000 MW of the construction portfolio is located in North America.
“This is an important milestone for RES Group, and RES Americas has played a pivotal role in our overall construction portfolio,” said Dr. Ian Mays, CEO of RES Group. “We’re pleased to see that RES Americas continues to create economic growth in the US and Canada, bringing clean energy and jobs to the communities in which we have projects.”
RES Americas was founded in 1997, and RES Canada was founded in 2003. The two companies’ combined construction portfolio totals more than 6,200 MW of wind projects and more than 100 MW of solar projects in the US and Canada. The companies have also constructed 534 miles of overhead and transmission lines.
“The North American wind industry has seen significant growth in the last decade and we’re pleased to have been an integral part in supporting a low-carbon future, energy independence, economic development and job creation during that time,” said Susan Reilly, President and CEO of RES Americas. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to shape public policy for renewable energy in North America.”
“Canada’s renewable markets have been developing rapidly, and it’s exciting to see the changes taking place and the opportunities that are available to grow this important sector of our future economy,” said Peter Clibbon, Vice President of Development for RES Canada. “We are very optimistic about future growth and the engaged role our company will play in the Canadian market.”
About Renewable Energy Systems:
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, 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.