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RES statement regarding Culachy Wind Farm

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2018 10:51 GMT

A Reporter appointed by the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) has rejected an appeal for Culachy Wind Farm, a 13-turbine project located approximately five kilometres to the south east of Fort Augustus in Scotland.

RES, the Glasgow based renewable energy company behind Culachy expressed its disappointment that a project that could have created a £3.6 million boost to the local economy has not been given the go-ahead.

Culachy was recommended for approval by Highland Council’s planning officers in 2015 and is located in an area identified by The Highland Council as being suitable for wind farms. RES designed the wind farm so that it sat within a bowl in the landscape and would not have been seen from Loch Ness.

Lucy Whitford, Development Director:“Wild land is important but the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy doesn’t preclude development where a balance can be struck between environmental protection and maximising the significant benefits of Scotland’s renewable energy resources. Culachy is located adjacent to the Beauly-Denny transmission line and we believe it achieved an appropriate balance.

“RES had planned to bring Culachy forward as a subsidy-free project without the need for a Government subsidy. At a time when there is a sharp focus on electricity prices, Culachy would have delivered least cost energy to the benefit of consumers for years to come.” 

RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies. At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 30 years, RES has developed and/or built over 12GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide. RES' core activities are onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe.

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Securing clean cheap energy for Northern Ireland for decades to come

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

The Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) has today published an ambitious and far-reaching Energy Strategy which sets out a pathway to decarbonise the energy sector by 2050, promoting economic development and generating low-cost energy for consumers.


Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation adds 100 megawatts of solar capacity

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 15:00 GMT

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) of Little Rock has entered into a power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) of Broomfield, CO to purchase up to 100 megawattsac of energy that will be produced by an 800-acre solar farm near Crossett in 2021.


Murra Warra Wind Farm Stage One reaches financial close, construction to commence

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2018 09:55 GMT

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA – 14 March 2018 - RES (Renewable Energy Systems), today announced the Murra Warra Wind Farm project has achieved financial close, enabling the commencement of construction of Stage One.


Solar Power Push by Fox 34

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 21:54 GMT

Fox 34 interviewed RES' Raymond Selves, Field Operations Manager, regarding the Project Ivory Solar facility at the community meeting on Feb. 27, 2018.


RES Announces Agreement to Construct the Project Ivory Solar Facility

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2018 14:00 GMT

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is pleased to announce it will design and construct the 50 megawatt (MWac) Project Ivory Solar Facility, formerly known as Lamesa II, located in Dawson County, Texas. RES recently sold the project to OCI Solar Power, a subsidiary of OCI Company LTD. OCI executed a 25-year power purchase agreement with CPS Energy.


Ontario Reducing Emissions on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

News   •   Feb 16, 2018 22:59 GMT

Toronto Hydro has entered into an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES) to design and build the battery energy storage facility for the Crosstown.


RES Awarded Contract for 10MW Frequency Response Energy Storage System

Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 16:25 GMT

Project development company RES Deutschland GmbH (Renewable Energy Systems) has won a con-tract put out to tender by Versorgungsbetriebe Bordesholm (VBB) for the construction of a 10-MW bat-tery storage system to supply reserve power.



Press Releases   •   Jan 09, 2018 08:29 GMT

Der Projektentwickler RES Deutschland GmbH hat die Ausschreibung der Versorgungsbetriebe Bordesholm (VBB) für den Bau eines 10 MW-Batteriespeichers zur Erbringung von Regelleistung gewonnen. Zusätzlich zum Regelbetrieb soll der Batteriespeicher beim Ausfall des übergeordneten Netzes die kommunale Stromversorgung im Inselnetzbetrieb aus überwiegend erneuerbaren Energien sichern.


Energy Storage Project is a 'Roaring' Success

News   •   Dec 22, 2017 14:01 GMT

Leading renewable energy company RES, has this week been given consent for its second energy storage project in Scotland. Once built Roaring Hill Energy Storage Facility, located in Leslie near Glenrothes, will help to balance the grid by storing excess electricity and allowing it to be used when needed, leading to cost benefits for all consumers.

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