By Greentech Lead Team: Renewable
Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) announced the completion of the 227.5
megawatt (MW) Crossroads Wind Farm, located in Dewey County, Oklahoma. The
project consists of 95 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines and three Siemens 3.0 MW
“RES Americas is pleased to be
a part of Oklahoma’s ‘Wind Power Revolution. Oklahoma has proven to be a leader
in wind energy generation. We look forward to bringing cleaner, renewable
energy to the citizens of Oklahoma, and to working on future projects in the
state,” said Chris Hills, VP Construction for RES Americas.
During the 12 month construction
period the project created a total of 650 temporary construction jobs, and 10
permanent jobs. The Crossroads Wind Farm will produce enough electricity to
power approximately 70,000 average homes and will offset about 400,000 metric
tons of carbon dioxide per year.
“With the completion of
Crossroads, OG&E can meet approximately 10 percent of our customers’ energy
needs with wind generation,” said Jesse Langston, Vice President of Retail
Energy for Oklahoma Gas & Electric. “We appreciate the support RES
Americas provided to help us achieve this milestone.”
The Crossroads Wind Farm is the
first wind project RES Americas has
developed in Oklahoma. The company also served as the Balance of Plant (BOP)
contractor, maintaining construction rights when it sold the project to
OG&E in August 2010.
Enbridge and RES Americas recently
announced the completion of Enbridge’s Cedar Point wind project in Limon, Colo.
Power from the 250 MW project will be purchased under a long-term contract with
the Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy. RES
Americas developed and constructed the project.