RES Americas lands contract for Copenhagen Wind Project

BROOMFIELD — Renewable Energy Systems Americas in Broomfield has been awarded the construction contract for the Copenhagen Wind Project in upstate New York.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed. RES won the contract through a bidding process.

RES develops, engineers, constructs and operates wind- and solar-energy projects in the Americas. Construction on the 80-megawatt project in Jefferson and Lewis counties will begin in August. It is being developed and will be owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.  

The project will use 40 Vestas Wind Systems wind turbines. Vestas is building the components at its blades, nacelles and towers plants in Windsor, Brighton and Pueblo, respectively.

RES will construct an approximate 9-mile transmission line, terminating at a newly constructed substation located along an existing National Grid owned transmission line.

During peak construction, Copenhagen will support 120 jobs. The wind farm will offset 177,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven over the course of one year.