RES Americas Announces Balance of Plant Completion of Hatchet Ridge Wind Project

California project pushes renewable portfolio of RES Group over 5GW

Oct 27, 2010, 07:00 ET from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a national leader in the development and construction of renewable energy projects, has announced the completion of balance of plant (BOP) construction for the Hatchet Ridge Wind Project.  RES Group, RES Americas' parent company, has now produced more than 5GW of renewable energy across the globe with projects in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand.  The Hatchet Ridge project helped bring the total to 5,054MW of capacity developed and/or constructed by companies within the RES Group since RES' first project at Carland Cross in Cornwall, England, in 1992.



Located on a portion of Hatchet Mountain near the town of Burney in Shasta County, California, Hatchet Ridge Wind Project consists of 44 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines.  Throughout construction the project has injected more than $13M into the regional economy through subcontractors, retail spending, restaurants, travel and tourism oriented businesses.  Construction provided approximately 200 local jobs during peak build times.

RES Americas developed and constructed Hatchet Ridge Wind Project while Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) owns and will operate the site.  In keeping with RES Americas' industry reputation, the project was delivered on time, a significant accomplishment given the difficult terrain at the site.  RES Americas worked through and overcame a difficult winter season, which posed unique construction challenges.  The project will generate power equivalent to the amount of energy needed to serve nearly 44,000 California homes annually. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will purchase the power, including the renewable attributes, under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

"California has always played a significant role in the history of RES Americas and we are excited to continue to bring the benefits of clean, renewable energy to the state," said Jason Zingerman, Vice President, Construction for RES Americas.  "We are very pleased with the completion of Hatchet Ridge Wind Project and are proud to have delivered this project on time, despite working through challenging winter conditions in the rugged landscape of Northern California."

"RES Americas has been a strong and reliable partner that did an excellent job in the construction of the Hatchet Ridge wind project. RES Americas, our local construction partners and Siemens brought the project in on time and on budget," said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. "We are proud that the Hatchet Ridge project created good jobs and strong revenue during its construction and that it will now create a significant amount of clean energy for Northern California."

For more than a decade, RES Americas has been developing, constructing, owning, and operating renewable energy projects across North and South America. The company employs more than 250 full time professionals working throughout North America, has constructed or has under construction more than 4,800 MW, and is working on a development portfolio of approximately 10,000 MW.  RES Americas is dedicated to securing a sustainable energy future.

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Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates projects across North America.  RES Americas' corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Minneapolis, MN. Canadian projects are managed from Montreal, Quebec, by its affiliate, RES Canada.  RES Americas continues to seek new locations for wind and solar projects as well as opportunities to participate in other forms of renewable energy.

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